NTSB Identification: ANC85LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29558.
Accident occurred Monday, September 09, 1985 in BIG RIVER, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA C-206, registration: N9963M
Injuries: 4 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 PILOT-IN-COMMAND WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAXI THROUGH SHALLOW WATER TO REACH THE TAKEOFF POINT. AS THE AIRPLANE'S FLOATS CAME UP ON STEP A GUST OF WIND FROM THE LEFT REAR CAUSED THE AIRPLANE TO WEATHER VANCE AND STRUCK THE STREAMS BANK. THE STREAM WAS VERY NARROW AND THE PILOT STATED HE DID NOT HAVE TIME TO TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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