NTSB Identification: ANC87LA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34370.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, September 17, 1987 in TWO LAKES, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N1786U
Injuries: 3 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 THE GRAVEL AIRSTRIP WAS MUDDY AND HE LIFTED OFF AT THE END OF THE STRIP. THE AIRCRAFT CLIPPED A TREE WITH THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER AND THE AIRPLANE SETTLED INTO THE TREES.

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

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

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



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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