NTSB Identification: ANC87LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33904.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 19, 1987 in KENAI, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N1217L
Injuries: 2 Minor,1 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-IN-COMMAND OF THE AMPHIBIOUS AIRPLANE APPLIED INADEQUATE TECHNIQUE DURING THE TAKEOFF ATTEMPT AND COMPOUNDED THE PROBLEM BY DELAYING ABORTING THE TAKEOFF. HE CHANGED HIS MIND TWICE BEFORE FLYING/SKIDDING INTO TREES. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE RETRACTED FLAPS BEFORE REDUCING THROTTLE.

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

ABORT..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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