NTSB Identification: ANC85LA148.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28181.
Accident occurred Monday, August 05, 1985 in MONTAGUE ISLAND, AK
Aircraft: STINSON 108-3, registration: N4000C
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.

THE PLT STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE ACFT WAS KEPT CLOSE TO THE WATERLINE TO STAY ON THE HARD SAND. AFTER ROLLING APRX 700 FT, THE TAIL WHEEL WAS RAISED. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE LEFT GEAR SANK IN SOFT SAND & PULLED THE ACFT TO THE LEFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED WATER FROM THE INCOMING TIDE & NOSED OVER.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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