NTSB Identification: ANC88LA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36019.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, June 27, 1988 in BARTER ISLAND, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 185F, registration: N53042
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 5100 HOUR COMMERCIAL PILOT HAD LANDED AT A REMOTE LAKE ON AN AIR TAXI FLIGHT TO PICK UP THREE PASSENGERS. ON THE ENSUING TAKEOFF ATTEMPT, HE ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF DUE TO WHAT HE FELT WAS AN INSUFFICENT AMOUNT OF LAKE REMAINING FOR A SUCCESSFUL TAKEOFF. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE IT STRUCK THE SHORE LINE. THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED ON TO THE TUNDRA FOR AN ADDITIONAL 80 FEET BEFORE COMING TO REST.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ABORT..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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