NTSB Identification: SEA86LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31360.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 10, 1986 in PETERSBURG, AK
Aircraft: SMITH MINIPLANE 1, registration: N8W
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER DERARTING THE ARPT AND FLYING ABOUT 75 FT AGL, THE PLT ADDED POWER AND ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB. THERE WAS A POWER HESITATION AND THE ACFT DID NOT CLEAR TREES IN IT'S PATH. THE ACFT STRUCK TREES AND DESCENDED TO GROUND IMPACT. THE PLT STATED THAT HE THOUGHT THAT THERE HAD BEEN WATER IN THE FUEL AND THE ACFT HAD BEEN STORED WITHOUT THE FUEL TANKS BEING TOPPED OFF.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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