NTSB Identification: ANC90LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42210.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 08, 1990 in FAREWEEL, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: STINSON 108-1, registration: N8708K
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 PRIVATE PILOT STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF, THE AIRPLANE FLEW FOR ABOUT 600 FEET THEN SETTLED DOWN INTO THE BUSHES. HE ATTRIBUTED THIS TO A GUSTY 10-15 KNOT TAILWIND. THE AVAILABLE TAKEOFF AREA WAS ABOUT 500 FEET LONG. THE PILOT'S LAST BFR WAS IN 1981, AND FAA MEDICAL WAS IN 1984.

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

THE PILOT'S DECISION TO TAKEOFF DOWNWIND.

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