NTSB Identification: ANC88LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36020.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 23, 1988 in BETHEL, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-16, registration: N5630H
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 276 HOUR PRIVATE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF FROM THE BETHEL AIRPORT, BETHEL, AK., ON RUNWAY 36 IN A LEFT CROSSWIND CONDITION GIVEN BY THE TOWER AS 280 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS. THE PILOT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER THE TAKEOFF ROLL BEGAN, THE LEFT WING LIFTED ABRUPTLY, AND THE AIRPLANE VEERED TOWARDS THE RIGHT EDGE OF THE RUNWAY. HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND ELECTED TO REDUCE POWER JUST AS HE BECAME AIRBORNE AND WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY.

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


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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