NTSB Identification: ANC84FA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26397.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 04, 1984 in CLAM GULCH, AK
Aircraft: Artic Aircraft Corp. S-1B2, registration: N62AT
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT STATED THAT ON TAKEOFF FROM A 600 FT LONG GRAVEL BAR, THE ACFT HIT A CLUMP OF BRUSH WITH THE RT MAIN LANDING GEAR. HE STATED THAT THE ACFT TURN INTO THE PATH OF TALLER BRUSH, SO HE REDUCED THE PWR AND LANDED, TURN 180 DEGREES AFTER IMPACT. THE PLT ASLO STATED 'I NOW KNOW THAT THE BUSH FLYING IN ALASKA, A PERSON NEEDS A LOT MORE EXPERIENCE THAN I HAVE.'

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

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

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

ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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