NTSB Identification: ANC87FA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32876.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 23, 1986 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: Artic Aircraft Corp. PRIVATEER S4, registration: N67H
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT DESCEDED TO TERRAIN IMPACT AND NOSED OVER FOLLOWING A LOSS OF CONTROL AS IT CLIMBED OUT OF GROUND EFFECT DURING TAKEOFF. THE PLT REPORTED HE AND HIS PASSENGERDS 'ROPED' FROST OFF OF THE ACFT WINGS AND OTHER CONTROL SURFACES PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF ICE REMAINED ON THE ACFT STRUCTURE AND CONTROL SURFACE.

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

FUSELAGE..ICE

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

WING..ICE

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

FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES/ATTACHMENTS..ICE

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

ICE/FROST REMOVAL FROM AIRCRAFT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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