NTSB Identification: ANC88LA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35832.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 01, 1988 in EAGLE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: DE HAVILLAND DHC-3, registration: N3125N
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 WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND A HEAVILY LOADED DE HAVILLAND OTTER (DHC-3) ON A GRAVEL STRIP IN RURAL ALASKA. UPON TOUCHDOWN, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRPLANE VEERED SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT. HE UNLOCKED THE TAIL WHEEL CENTERING DEVICE AND ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT TO THE LEFT (INTO THE PREVAILING CROSSWIND). THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED TO THE LEFT OUT OF CONTROL AND DOWN A 30-45 DEGREE EMBANKMENT BEFORE COMING TO A STOP.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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