NTSB Identification: ANC87LA150.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34068.
Accident occurred Monday, September 14, 1987 in ISLAND LAKE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N82171
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 THAT DURING THE INITIAL CLIMBOUT THE AIRCRAFT LOST POWER, STALLED, AND CRASHED INTO A ROW OF TREES NEAR THE LAKE. THE PILOT ALSO STATED IT WAS FUEL CONTAMINATION WHICH CAUSED A PARTIAL POWER LOSS.

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

FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION

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

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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