NTSB Identification: ANC88LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37254.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 15, 1988 in HOPE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N170LA
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 ARPT WAS LOCATED IN AN AREA BETWEEN 2 MTNS. IT HAD TWO WINDSOCKS; ONE WAS AT RWY LEVEL; THE OTHER WAS ABOVE THE TREETOP LEVEL. THE PLT RPRTD THAT THE LOWER WINDSOCK SHOWED THE WIND WAS FAVORING RWY 16, BUT WAS SHIFTING ABOUT 45 DEG TO EITHER SIDE OF THE RWY HEADING; THE OTHER WINDSOCK WAS INDICATING A LEFT CROSSWIND. AS THE ACFT WAS ABOUT TO TAKEOFF, A GUST OF WIND WAS ENCTRD & THE RIGHT WING RAISED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT VEERED LEFT & THE LEFT WING STRUCK A TREE.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..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

OBJECT..TREE(S)



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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