NTSB Identification: ANC88LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36291.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 01, 1988 in NIKOLAI CREEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-1B, registration: N9895L
Injuries: 2 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.

A PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAXI OFF THE DIRT ROAD THAT HE HAD JUST USED AS A LANDING SITE IN A RURAL AREA OF ALASKA, WHEN THE AIRPLANE'S LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR WHEEL BECAME MIRED IN A SOFT SPOT. THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE ROAD INTO A DITCH.

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..ENCOUNTERED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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