NTSB Identification: ANC85LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30331.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, April 27, 1985 in NIGHTMUTE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N52174
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.

THE PLT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, HE LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED & WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 290 DEG AT 25 GUSTING 35 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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