NTSB Identification: ANC88LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37005.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, September 11, 1988 in RUTH LAKE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N67207
Injuries: 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.

THE AIR TAXI PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND HIS FLOAT-EQUIPPED AIRPLANE ON A REMOTE MOUNTAIN LAKE IN GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS. HE STATED THAT HE TOUCHED DOWN WITH A TAILWIND COMPONENT OF APPROXIMATELY 5 KNOTS, BUT THAT THE TAILWIND INCREASED RAPIDLY DURING A GUST, CAUSING THE AIRPLANE TO DECELERATE MUCH LESS QUICKLY THAN HE HAD ANTICIPATED. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK THE BEACH WITH ENOUGH FORWARD VELOCITY TO CAUSE IT TO NOSE OVER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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