NTSB Identification: ANC87FA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33898.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 05, 1987 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 175A, registration: N6921E
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CONTACTED A ROW OF TREES AND CRASHED IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PILOT REPORTED, THAT A DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED AFTER ESTABLISHING A POSITIVE RATE OF CLIMB ON TAKEOFF. AIRSPEED DECREASED WHEN THE DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED AND THE PILOT CONTINUED FLYING THE ACFT JUST ABOVE STALL SPEED. THE AIRCRAFT CLEARED AN INITIAL GROUP OF TREES AFTER WHICH IT CONTACTED THE TOPS OF TWO PINE TREES WHICH WERE APRX 78 FT TALL. THE ACFT THEN STALLED AND DESCENDED TO IMPACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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