NTSB Identification: ANC88LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36996.
Accident occurred Friday, September 09, 1988 in BETHEL, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N6470H
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.

THE PILOT WAS AN AIRCRAFT MECHANIC FOR THE OPERATOR OF THE AIRPLANE, AND WAS ENROUTE TO ANOTHER AIRPORT TO REPAIR A COMPANY AIRPLANE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DID NOT DO A COMPLETE JOB OF PREFLIGHTING THE AIRPLANE, AND ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF WITH THE CONTROL WHEEL LOCK (A NAIL) STILL IN PLACE. HE TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO REMOVE THE NAIL, AND THEN TRIED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRPLANE BEFORE IT RAN OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,GUST LOCK..ENGAGED

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMOVAL OF CONTROL/GUST LOCK(S)..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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