NTSB Identification: ANC86LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29781.
Accident occurred Friday, October 04, 1985 in PTARMIGAN PASS, AK
Aircraft: CHAMPION CITABRIA 7GCBC, registration: N90921
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 STATED THAT JUST AFTER DEPARTURE. HE SPOTTED A MOOSE AND MADE A LOW CIRCLE ABOVE THE MOOSE. HE LEVELED OFF AND ATTEMPTED TO PULL THE AIRCRAFT UP. THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT PITCHED DOWN AND THE AIRPLANE CRASHED TO THE GROUND.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PULL-UP..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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