NTSB Identification: ANC87LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34058.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 06, 1987 in TALKEETNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCBC, registration: N8CK
Injuries: 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 ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF FROM AN UNIMPROVED SITE WHILE THE INSIDE OF THE AIRPLANE'S WINDOWS WERE PARTIALLY OBSCURED WITH CONDENSATION. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A ROCK WITH ITS MAIN GEAR DURING THE TAKE OFF ROLL AND BECAME PREMATURELY AIRBORNE. THE PILOT SUBSEQUENTLY WAS UNABLE TO GAIN SUFFICIENT FLYING SPEED AND CRASHED.

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

LIFT-OFF..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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