NTSB Identification: ANC88FA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35772.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, December 19, 1987 in BETHEL, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 208, registration: N9438F
Injuries: 2 Minor,8 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT HAD PLANNED TO BACK TAXI FOR TAKEOFF ON RWY 36. THE TOWER CONTROLLER ASKED IF A RWY 18 DEPARTURE WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO ACCOMMODATE AN ARRIVING ACFT & THE PLT ACCEPTED A CLNC. HE STARTED HIS TAKEOFF WITH 3900' REMAINING ON THE 6399' RWY. AFTER INITIAL LIFT-OFF, THE ACFT WOULD NOT SUSTAIN FLT. THE PLT 'INTENTIONALLY LANDED' BEYOND THE END OF THE RWY ON SNOW COVERED TERRAIN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THERE WAS A SLIGHT TAIL WIND & THE ACFT WAS APRX 1200 TO 1400 LBS OVER ITS MAX WT LIMIT. ALSO, THE LEADING EDGES OF THE WINGS HAD SOME RESIDUAL IN-FLT ICE THAT THE DE-ICE BOOTS HAD NOT CLEARED FROM THE PREVIOUS DAY'S FLT.

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

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


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..COMPANY/OPERATOR MGMT


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WING..ICE


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ICE/FROST REMOVAL FROM AIRCRAFT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


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ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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