NTSB Identification: ANC91LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44479.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 04, 1991 in TALKEETNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/03/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N9974X
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.

DURING THE TAKEOFF AND INITIAL CLIMBOUT, A DOWNDRAFT PUSHED THE AIRPLANE BACK ONTO THE LAKE. SHORTLY THEREAFTER THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A ROCK AT THE END OF THE LAKE AND FLIPPED OVER.

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

WAS THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRPLANE CONTROL DURING THE TAKEOFF. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE DOWNDRAFT AND UNFAVORABLE WIND.

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