NTSB Identification: ANC87LA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33595.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 09, 1987 in CHACKACHATNA RI, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N31522
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 PILOT STATED AFTER HE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE GRAVEL BAR HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO STRIKE A LOG. THE AIRPLANE THEN WENT UP ON ITS NOSE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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