NTSB Identification: ANC85LA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27778.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 1985 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-14, registration: N4292H
Injuries: 3 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 ABORTED HIS 1ST ATTEMPT TO TAKEOFF DUE TO BOAT & WATER SKI ACTIVITY. HE BACK TAXIED & BEGAN A 2ND ATTEMPT ON ROUGH WATER. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE AT ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF THE LAKE. IT STOPPED CLIMBING WHEN THE PLT BEGAN TO RAISE THE FLAPS, SO HE 'PULLED THE SECOND NOTCH OF FLAPS BACK ON' AND BEGAN A SHALLOW TURN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT MUSHED, COLLIDED WITH TREES & CRASHED.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..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

RAISING OF FLAPS..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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