NTSB Identification: SEA88LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35320.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, November 30, 1987 in FUNTER BAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N9303R
Injuries: 4 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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, WITH A RIGHT QUARTERING TAILWIND OF 20 KNOTS GUSTING TO 25 KNOTS, A DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED. THE PILOT FLEW THE AIRCRAFT AWAY FROM RISING TERRAIN BUT THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED INTO SMALL TREES AT FULL POWER IN THE TAKEOFF CONFIGURATION.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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