NTSB Identification: ANC87LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34965.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 26, 1987 in NIKOLAI CREEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: BEECH H35, registration: N5429D
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

THIS PILOT STATED HE DID NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND CROSSWIND OPERATING PROCEDURES. WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED A CROSSWIND DURING TAKEOFF HE ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO DRIFT TO THE LEFT OFF THE RUNWAY AND GROUNDLOOPED.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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