NTSB Identification: ANC85FA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29396.
Accident occurred Monday, June 10, 1985 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC, registration: N68563
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT IN COMMAND EXECUTED A STEP TURN RESULTING IN HIS FINAL TAKEOFF PATH DOWNWIND WHICH WOULD HAVE PLACED THE AIRPLANE'S FLIGHT PATH OVER THE BANK WITH THE LEAST OBSTRUCTIONS, EXCEPT FOR THE SMALL SCRUB TREE. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK THE SMALL SCRUB TREE AND TRAVELED ANOTHER 450 FEET BEFORE STRIKING LARGER TREES AND FINALLY COMING TO REST FACING A HEADING OF 150 DEGREES MAGNETIC.

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

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

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPROPER DECISION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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