NTSB Identification: ANC90LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41787.
Accident occurred Friday, August 24, 1990 in KASHVIK BAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/15/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N5206S
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.

DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE AIRPLANE STRUCK SEVERAL LARGE ROCKS CAUSING THE MAIN LANDING GEAR TO TEAR AWAY FROM THE FUSELAGE. AS A RESULT OF THE MAIN LANDING GEAR BEING RIPPED AWAY, THE AIRPLANE'S MAIN WING SPAR AND STABILATOR WERE DAMAGED. AFTER THE PILOT DEPARTED THE BEACH AREA, HE FLEW DIRECTLY BACK TO KING SALMON AIRPORT.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S IMPROPER PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND PLANNING. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS UNSUITABLE TERRAIN.

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