NTSB Identification: ANC85LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27731.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, June 20, 1985 in BERING RIVER, AK
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N99838
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 PLT STATED THAT DURING A 15 TO 20 MIN PERIOD AFTER HE HAD LANDED, THE WIND VELOCITY INCREASED GREATLY. HE MANAGED TO TAXI THE FLOAT PLANE TO AN AREA WHERE HE COULD TAKEOFF INTO THE WIND. AS THE ACFT WAS ON THE STEP FOR TAKEOFF, THE LEFT WING LIFTED AS IF IT WAS HIT BY A GUST OF WIND. SUSEQUENTLY, THE RIGHT WING TIP STRUCK THE WATER & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT ESTIMATED THE WIND WAS FROM THE EAST AT 40 GUSTING TO 50 KTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND
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