NTSB Identification: ANC91LA135.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45012.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 24, 1991 in MYSTIC PASS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: MAULE M-7-235, registration: N5657A
Injuries: 3 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 PILOT STATED THAT JUST AFTER THE AIRPLANE LIFTED OFF THE GROUND, THE 30 KNOT HEADWIND CHANGED TO A CROSSWIND. THE AIRPLANE WAS BLOWN OFF THE SIDE OF THE STRIP AND CRASHED INTO THE BUSHES.

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

THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS UNFAVORABLE WIND AND TURBULENCE.

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