NTSB Identification: ANC89LA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37114.
Accident occurred Friday, November 11, 1988 in MESHIK LAKE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N420SB
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 PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF FROM AN UNIMPROVED LANDING AREA WITH TWO HUNTER-FRIENDS. HE STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED THREE TIMES, REACHED AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT FOUR FEET, THEN HIT THE TEN-FOOT HIGH TREES AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE AREA AND NOSED OVER. HE THOUGHT THE UNSUCCESSFUL TAKEOFF MIGHT HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY THE HEADWIND CHANGING TO A TAILWIND DURING TAKEOFF.

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:

ABORT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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