NTSB Identification: ANC88LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36285.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 09, 1988 in EGEGIK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: MAULE M6-235, registration: N5647Y
Injuries: 1 Fatal,3 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.

AFTER TOUCHDOWN ON THE BEACH, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A THREE-WHEELED SCOOTER (ATV). THE ATV WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED AND THE DRIVER OF THE ATV, AN ELEVEN YEAR OLD BOY, DIED A FEW DAYS LATER. THE ATV PASSENGER, A EIGHT YEAR OLD GIRL, RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. WITNESSES NEAR THE ACCIDENT SITE STATED THAT AFTER THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN, AND DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE ATV CROSSED DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE AIRCRAFT AND WAS STRUCK BY THE PROPELLER. THE LANDING SITE SELECTED BY THE PILOT WAS A POPULAR BEACH, NORMALLY OCCUPIED BY LOCAL RESIDENTS OF A NEARBY COMMUNITY. HOWEVER, THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD SELECTED THE BEACH FOR LANDING SO HE AND THE PAX COULD LOOK AT LOCAL FISHING SITES.

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

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

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..DRIVER OF VEHICLE

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