NTSB Identification: NYC85LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29454.
Accident occurred Friday, May 17, 1985 in MOOSE RIVER, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N8105D
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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING TAKEOFF AND CRASHED. THE PLT SAID HE ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL WHICH' FORCED' THE ACFT INTO THE TREES.

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

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

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

WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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