NTSB Identification: ANC86LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29256.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 08, 1985 in PORT HEIDEN, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N9960Q
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 ACFT CARTWHEELED AFTER DRAGGING THE RIGHT WING DURING AN ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF FROM A GRAVEL STRIP. THE PLT REPORTED THE TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED TO THE WEST WITH A 10 TO 15 MPH LEFT X-WIND. ANOTHER PERSON IN THE AREA WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED STATED THE WIND VELOCITY WAS MORE LIKE 40 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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