NTSB Identification: ANC84LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24399.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 20, 1984 in RAINBOW LAKE, AK
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT F19, registration: N3694T
Injuries: 2 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 STATED THAT THE ACFT 'WAS SLUGGISH GETTING ON THE STEP. AFTER LIFT-OFF IT STILL PERFORMED UNDER PAR. WE CLEARED THE HILLS AND TREES. ON THE DOWNSIDE OF THE HILL WE HIT A DOWNDRAFT. WE HIT THE TREES NOSE HIGH; CLIMB POWER.' THE REPORTED WIND WAS CALM. THE TEMPERATURE WAS 84 DEG. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS MAINTAINING THE BEST ANGLE OF CLIMB SPEED. THE WATER CONDITION ON THE LAKE WAS REPORTED AS CALM.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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