NTSB Identification: ANC86LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30497.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 18, 1986 in THEODORE RIVER, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N73419
Injuries: 3 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 STATED THAT UPON ATTEMPTING A SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED TO THE LEFT. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUCK A SAND BERM WHICH CAUSED THE AIRCRAFT TO EXIT THE ROAD INTO AN OPEN DITCH.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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