NTSB Identification: ANC85FA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28872.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 20, 1985 in DILLINGHAM, AK
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-44, registration: N176MS
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 AMPHIBIOUS ACFT CRASHED AS THE PLT WAS LANDING ON GLASSY WATER AT THE INLET OF NERKA LAKE. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT SANK & CAME TO REST INVERTED IN CLEAR WATER ON THE BOTTOM OF WOOD RIVER WITH THE GEAR RETRACTED & THE FLAPS EXTENDED. MODERATE RAIN WAS FALLING WHEN THE PLT WAS LANDING.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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