NTSB Identification: ANC85LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27732.
Accident occurred Friday, June 21, 1985 in UNGALIKTHLUK RV, AK
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N10395
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 REPORTED THAT WHEN HE WAS LANDING THE FLOAT PLANE ON A RIVER, AN EXTREME GUST OF WIND COCKED THE ACFT CAUSING LOSS OF CONTROL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT STRUCK A RIVER BANK & WAS DAMAGED. THE PLT NOTICED THAT AFTER THE LANDING, THE WINDS HAD CHANGED, WERE SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST & WERE MUCH STRONGER. HE ESTIMATED GUSTS TO 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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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