NTSB Identification: ANC85LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27775.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 27, 1985 in KUSTATAN RIVER, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N4649U
Injuries: 5 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 WAS TAKING OFF FROM A RIVER/LAKE AREA WITH GLASSY WATER ON A HOT/SULTRY DAY. AFTER INITIAL LIFT-OFF, THE ACFT SETTLED & TOUCHED DOWN ON THE WATER, THEN LIFTED OFF AGAIN. IT FLEW BEYOND THE EDGE OF THE LAKE, THEN SETTLED & NOSED OVER IN A SWAMPY AREA WITH HIGH VEGETATION. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS NOTED DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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