NTSB Identification: ANC87LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32470.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, February 14, 1987 in TYONEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34, registration: N6970J
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 ON-DEMAND AIR TAXI FLIGHT STRUCK A MOOSE DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL AT A PRIVATE RURAL AIRSTRIP. THE TWO PILOT CREW AND ONE PASSENGER WERE UNINJURED. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE AIRCRAFT'S LEFT WING WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED; BUT THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND ELECTED TO FLY THE AIRCRAFT TO ITS ORIGINAL DESTINATION 30 NM DISTANCE. THE FLIGHT WAS COMPLETED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)


Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


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IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


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PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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