NTSB Identification: ANC85LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27722.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 1985 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: HELIO 250, registration: N5460E
Injuries: 2 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 HE TOOK OFF DOWNWIND WITH A HEAVILY LOADED ACFT. HE ESTIMATED THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTH AT 4 GUSTING TO 6 KTS. HE STATED THAT AFTER CLIMBING ABOUT 100 FT, THE ACFT BEGAN TO MUSH AS HE BEGAN RETRACTING THE FLAPS. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT COLLIDED WITH TREES ABOUT 1 MI SOUTH OF THE ARPT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED



Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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