NTSB Identification: ANC87LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34061.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 20, 1987 in MELOZITNA RIVER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N9240A
Injuries: 2 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 TAKEOFF FROM A RIVER SANDBAR CLOSE TO THE WATER'S EDGE. DURING THE TAKE OFF ROLL, ONE MAIN LANDING GEAR TIRE ENTERED THE WATER AND PULLED THE AIRPLANE INTO THE WATER. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY NOSED OVER AND INCURRED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SAND BAR


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER

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