NTSB Identification: ANC92LA176.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47412.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 19, 1992 in CHITINA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: DE HAVILLAND DHC-2, registration: N513F
Injuries: 5 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.

PILOT/OWNER OF LODGE OPERATING DE HAVILLAND DHC2 LANDED AT 1,200 FOOT RIVER BAR STRIP AND LOADED 4 PASSENGERS AND LIGHT CARGO IN 'NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES.' TAKEOFF ABORTED JUST PRIOR TO PLANNED TAKEOFF WHEN PILOT REPORTED LACK OF ACCELERATION WITH NORMAL ENGINE POWER. OVERRUN INTO TREES BEYOND AIRSTRIP, COLLISION WITH TREES SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING AIRCRAFT. PILOT NOTED 10 TO 15 KNOT TAILWIND FOLLOWING ACCIDENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PILOT IN COMMAND PREFLIGHT DECISION/PLANNING IN ATTEMPTING TAKEOFF WITHOUT PRUDENT AND SUFFICIENT PREPARATION TO ASSESS WIND DIRECTION. A FACTOR RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: THE TREES IN THE CLEARWAY AT THE AIRSTRIP END.

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