NTSB Identification: ANC85FA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29381.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 07, 1985 in EGEGIK, AK
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-6A, registration: N2878F
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.

AIRPLANE ACCELERATED TO V 1 AND STRUCK THROUGH ON SANDY BEACH. THE NOSE PITCHED UP AND THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK ADJACENT BANK CAUGHT FIRE. IT WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..DISREGARDED..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

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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