NTSB Identification: ANC88LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37255.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 11, 1988 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180B, registration: N3539E
Injuries: 1 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 PLT RPRTD THAT DRG AN ABORTED TAKEOFF, THE ACFT OVERRAN THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY & THE LEFT MAIN GEAR FAILED. HE SAID HE MISJUDGED THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ACFT, & WHEN HE ABORTED, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT RWY REMAINING TO STOP. ALSO, HE BELIEVED THE HI DENSITY ALT, SOFT RWY, GUSTY WINDS & UPWARD SLOPING RWY CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACDNT. THE ARPT ELEV WAS 2100 FT; THE TEMP WAS ABOUT 65 DEG. THE PLT RPRTD THE WIND WAS FROM 080 DEG AT 10 GUSTING 20 KTS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..UPHILL


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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