NTSB Identification: ANC87LA169.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34205.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 16, 1987 in WIND RIVER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N1050F
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 AND HIS PASSENGER HAD CAMPED OVER NIGHT ON A GRAVEL BAR ON THE WIND RIVER. ON DEPARTURE THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE AIRPLANE FAILED TO BECOME AIRBORNE PRIOR TO REACHING THE END OF THE GRAVEL BAR. THE AIRPLANE ENTERED THE SHALLOW WATER SURROUNDING THE GRAVEL BAR AND NOSED OVER. NEITHER THE PILOT NOR HIS PASSENGER WERE INJURED. THE PLT FAILED TO SUBMIT AN ACCD RPT. PLT FLT TIMES WERE NOT RPTD AND NOT AVAILABLE.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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