NTSB Identification: ANC86LA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31627.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 30, 1986 in FOGNAK ISLAND, AK
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N5354G
Injuries: 1 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.

ON TAKEOFF, THE RIGHT DOOR POPPED OPEN. THE PILOT REACHED ACROSS TO PULL THE DOOR CLOSED AND LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN STRUCK A TREE NEAR THE BANK OF THE LAKE.

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..OPEN


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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