NTSB Identification: ANC87LA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34062.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 20, 1987 in BELUGA RIVER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: INTERSTATE S-1B2, registration: N50AA
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 LANDED ON A SMALL LAKE, DECIDED IT WAS TOO SMALL AND ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF. HE WAS UNABLE TO ATTAIN LIFT OFF SPEED PRIOR TO STRIKING THE OPPOSITE BANK WITH HIS FLOATS AND SUBSEQUENTLY DAMAGEING THE AIRPLANE.
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:GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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