NTSB Identification: ANC92LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47567.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 26, 1992 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N711FY
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE EXPERIENCED TRANSPORT CATEGORY PILOT, WITH NO RECENT EXPERIENCE IN LIGHT UTILITY AIRPLANES, LANDED LONG WITH A TAILWIND ON MOUNTAINOUS GRAVEL RUNWAY. THE STEEP DROP OFF WITH RISING TERRAIN AHEAD PREVENTED A GO AROUND. THE PILOT ELECTED TO GROUND LOOP AND SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED THE WING AND LANDING GEAR. THE AIRPLANE WAS NOT RECOVERED AFTER 5 MONTHS DUE TO AREA REMOTENESS. THE COMPANY WAS ENGAGED IN DRUM FUEL TRANSPORT TO REMOTE STRIPS, AND REQUIRED NO CHECK OUT IN TYPE AIRCRAFT, AND PERFORMED NO BACKGROUND CHECK OF EXPERIENCE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT WAS NOT ATTAINED BY THE PILOT. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE TAILWIND AND THE IMPROPER APPROACH PROCEDURE USED BY THE PILOT, AN INADEQUATE BACKGROUND CHECK OF PILOT IN HIRING BY COMPANY/MGMT, INADEQUATE TRAINING AND CHECK OF PILOT BY COMPANY/MGMT.
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