NTSB Identification: ANC87LA093.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33527.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 11, 1987 in DILLINGHAM, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: AERONCA 15AC, registration: N1304H
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 STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT LOST PARTIAL POWER DURING THE TAKE OFF RUN DUE TO WATER BEING INGESTED INTO THE ENGINE AIR FILTER AS HE MADE HIS WATER TAKEOFF. HE ELECTED TO CONTINUE WITH THE TAKEOFF ATTEMPT AND STRUCK THE SHORELINE PRIOR TO BECOMING AIRBORNE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED, BUT NEITHER THE PILOT NOR HIS PASSENGER WERE INJURED. HE SAID THAT HE LAST TOOK FORMALIZED FLIGHT INSTRUCTION IN 1965.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INDUCTION AIR CONTROL,AIR FILTER/SCREEN..WATER


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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