NTSB Identification: ANC91LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42866.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 07, 1990 in THORNE BAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/08/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N9786P
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ABORTED TAKEOFF FROM A BEACH. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A TREE STUMP AND NOSED OVER. THE AIRPLANE WAS REPORTEDLY HEAVILY LOADED AT THE TIME. GUSTY AND VARIABLE CROSSWINDS OF ABOUT 30 TO 40 KNOTS WERE REPORTED.

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

THE PILOT'S DELAY IN ABORTING THE TAKEOFF.

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