NTSB Identification: ANC89LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37080.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 18, 1988 in NORTH POLE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N3138B
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 PLT RPRTD THAT DRG AN APCH TO LAND, A X-WIND CAUSED THE ACFT TO DRIFT TO THE LEFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT WING STRUCK TREES ALONG THE EDGE OF THE RWY & THE ACFT CRASHED. THE PLT RPRTD THE WIND WAS FROM 120 DEG AT 6 GUSTING 10 KTS.

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:

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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