NTSB Identification: ANC85FA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28772.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 10, 1985 in ELMENDORF AFB, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA A-185F, registration: N61155
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM A LAKE THE ACFT STALLED, DID A HALF SPIN & NOSED INTO THE WATER. WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING ACFT NOSE PITCHING UP & DOWN & WINGS WOBBLING JUST PRIOR TO THE STALL. THIS WAS PLT'S FIRST FLT IN THIS TYPE ACFT WITHOUT AN INSTRUCTOR. THE ACFT WAS HEAVILY LOADED WITH PASSENGERS & FISHING GEAR. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF, HE ADJUSTED THE RPM TO CLIMB PWR THEN ADJUSTED THE FLAPS WHICH WAS THE ORDER IN WHICH HE WAS INSTRUCTED TO DO SO. THE ACFT FLT MANUAL SAYS TO ADJUST FLAPS FIRST THEN PWR.

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

STALL/SPIN..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT MANUALS..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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