NTSB Identification: ANC84LA076B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24205.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 24, 1984 in NUNAVACHAK, AK
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC, registration: N2677Z
Injuries: 8 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 OF A PIPER PA-32, N4143W, WAS TAKING OFF TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST ON A TIDAL BEACH AT THE SAME TIME THAT ANOTHER PLT WAS TAXIING WEST ONTO THE BEACH. THE OTHER PLT WAS TAXIING A HIGH WING, BELLANCA 7GCBC, N2677Z. THE BELLANCA WAS ANGLING DOWN ONTO THE LOWER TIDAL AREA OF HARD PACKED SAND FROM A SOMEWHAT HIGHER AREA OF SOFT SAND. AS THE BELLANCA PLT WAS TAXIING DOWN THE SLOPE, THE VIEW TO HIS LEFT REAR WAS RESTRICTED BY HIS LEFT WING. ALSO, AS THE PA-32 PLT WAS TAKING OFF, HIS RIGHT FORWARD VIEW WAS RESTRICTED BY THE ACFT'S NOSE. SHORTLY AFTER THE PIPER PA-32 LIFTED OFF, ITS RIGHT WING TIP STRUCK THE LEFT WING & PROPELLER OF THE BELLANCA 7GCBC. THE PA-32 PLT ABORTED HIS TAKEOFF & STOPPED AFTER TRAVELING ANOTHER 300 TO 400 FT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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