NTSB Identification: ANC86LA147.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31994.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 07, 1986 in PORT ALSWORTH, AK
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N100KL
Injuries: 4 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 WAS UNABLE TO AVOID A LARGE FLOATING LOG IN HIS WATER LANE PATH DURING TAKEOFF. HE STRUCK THE LOG, LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE AND CRASHED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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