NTSB Identification: ANC88LA076.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36022.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 1988 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCB, registration: N9892Y
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 70 HOUR PRIVATE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKE OFF FROM A PRIVATE TURF AIRSTRIP WITH HER NON-PILOT HUSBAND ONBOARD. AS SHE ADVANCED THE THROTTLE TO THE ONE-HALF OPEN POSITION, THE AIRPLANE VEERED SHARPLY TO THE LEFT. SHE SAID THAT SHE PULLED THE AIRPLANE OFF THE RUNWAY PREMATURELY, BECAME AIRBORNE, BANKED TO THE RIGHT, OVER CORRECTED WITH A LEFT BANK, AND THEN STALLED THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE PITCHED DOWN AND CRASHED IN ADJACENT SEAPLANE POND. SHE AND HER HUSBAND EXITED THE AIRPLANE WITHOUT ASSISTANCE AND SWAM TO SHORE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VSO)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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