NTSB Identification: ANC84LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24465.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 13, 1984 in MCCARTHY, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N714HP
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 WAS EQUIPPED WITH A ROBERTSON STOL MODIFICATION. THE OWNER/STUDENT PLT STATED THAT WHEN HE WAS ON FINAL APCH TO LAND AT HIS PRIVATE STRIP, THE STALL WARNING HORN S0UNDED. AT THAT TIME, HE INCREASED POWER & THE ACFT TURNED SHARPLY TO THE LEFT & STRUCK TREES. THE AIRSTRIP WAS LOCATED IN A NARROW CANYON & WAS SUSCEPTIBLE TO GUSTY WINDS; HOWEVER, THE PLT REPORTED THE WIND WAS CALM. HE WAS NOT ENDORSED FOR FLT IN THIS MAKE & MODEL OF ACFT.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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