NTSB Identification: ANC87LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35204.
Accident occurred Friday, September 04, 1987 in SALCHA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: Champion 7ECA, registration: N4183Y
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 PRIVATE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE ACFT WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED A QUARTERING CROSSWIND GUST ON FINAL APPROACH. THE LEFT WING COLLIDED WITH BRUSH AND SMALL TREES ALONG SIDE OF THE UNATTENDED AIRSTRIP. THE PILOT RPTD THE WIND GUSTING TO 16 KTS.

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

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

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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