NTSB Identification: ANC84FA189.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25345.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, September 22, 1984 in CHUGIAK, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 188, registration: N84490
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.

THE PLT STATED THE ACFT WAS COVERED WITH ICE BUT HE REMOVED THE MAJORITY OF IT BEFORE TAKING OFF. THE ACFT CONTAINED A 200 GAL LOAD OF FUEL IN THE HOPPER. THE PLT STATED THE ACFT ACCELERATED SLOWER THAN NORMAL AND THE TAKEOFF GROUND RUN WAS LONG. HE STATED THAT ONCE AIRBORNE THE ACFT WOULD NOT CLIMB. THE ACFT CONTACTED SEVERAL SMALL TREES THEN CRASHED IN A CLEARING IN A WOODED AREA. A THIN LAYER OF ICE WAS FOUND ON THE LEADING EDGES OF BOTH WINGS AND ON THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ICE/FROST REMOVAL FROM AIRCRAFT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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