NTSB Identification: ANC86FA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30159.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 16, 1986 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA A185E, registration: N70010
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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.

ACFT HIT TREES AND POWER LINES AND CRASHED ON CITY RESIDENTIAL STREET FOLLOWING ENGINE FAILURE DURING TAKEOFF CLIMB. ENGINE DRIVEN FUEL PUMP FAILED DUE TO LONG TERM EXPOSURE TO WATER IN FUEL. OVER TWO QUARTS WATER WAS COLLECTED FROM AIRCRAFT TANKS AFTER CRASH. PILOT MISJUDGED ALTITUDE AND DISTANCE FROM SUITABLE LANDING AREA.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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