NTSB Identification: ANC88LA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36100.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 18, 1988 in PORT HEIDEN, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N8259V
Injuries: 4 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 ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF OF A HEAVILY LOADED PIPER FROM A SOFT STRIP. HIS DECISION WAS TARDY AND THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A CINDER BANK.

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

ABORT..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SAND BAR


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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