NTSB Identification: ANC88LA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35312.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 10, 1988 in OPHIR, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 185F, registration: N5045R
Injuries: 2 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 FROM THE FROZEN LAKE THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO NOSE OVER ON ITS BACK. THE PILOT STATED DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL THE AIRCRAFT CROSSED A SNOWMACHINE TRACK CAUSING HIM TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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