NTSB Identification: ANC88LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35484.
Accident occurred Monday, May 09, 1988 in KODIAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160, registration: N8842D
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 PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF RUN HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO NOSE OVER ON ITS BACK AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE LAKE. THE PLT HAD BEEN ISSUED A SPECIAL VFR CLEARANCE BY KODIAK TOWER DUE TO EXISTING WX CONDITIONS. THE PLT SAID THE WATER WAS FLAT CALM AND IT TOOK LONGER TO GET AIRBORNE. AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT SAID HE LOWERED THE NOSE TO GAIN AIRPSEED BUT HIT THE WATER AND LOST MOMENTUM. WHILE DELIBERATING ABOUT CONTINUING THE TAKEOFF THE ACFT HIT THE SHORE LINE AND NOSED OVER.

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

CLIMB..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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