NTSB Identification: ANC91LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45173.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 04, 1991 in BETHEL, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/03/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N243P
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 AIRPLANE HAD JUST LIFTED OFF THE WATER WHEN THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE THEN STALLED AND CRASHED ON THE TUNDRA. AFTER GROUND IMPACT, THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER ON ITS BACK.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO OBTAIN PROPER AIRSPEED. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT'S IMPROPER COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS AND THE UNFAVORABLE WIND.

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