NTSB Identification: ANC89LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37003.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 11, 1988 in BONANZA HILLS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-3, registration: N90574
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 COMMERCIAL PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A PRIVATE GRAVEL AIRSTRIP IN RURAL ALASKA. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR ENCOUNTERED SNOW ALONG THE RUNWAY EDGE AND VEERED SHARPLY TO THE LEFT AND OFF THE RUNWAY.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

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

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