NTSB Identification: ANC86LA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31125.
Accident occurred Monday, August 04, 1986 in KOTZEBUE, AK
Aircraft: NAVION D-16, registration: N50TA
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 LEFT FUEL VALVE WAS IN THE OFF POSITION AT THE TIME OF THE TAKEOFF. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LIFT-OFF BELOW THE RECOMMENDED VMC SPEED. THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO EXIT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO A LAKE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..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

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

LIFT-OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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