NTSB Identification: ANC85LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28269.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 10, 1985 in EKLUTNA, AK
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT DF-65, registration: N47757
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.

ACFT LANDED HARD, COLLAPSING BOTH MAIN LANDING GEAR AFTER MAKING A STEEP APCH TO A SHORT AREA ON A GRAVEL ROAD. PLT WAS LANDING TO DRAIN SOME ACFT FUEL OUT IN ORDER TO GET BETTER CLIMB PERFORMANCE FOR A MOUNTAIN SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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