NTSB Identification: ANC84LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26387.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 09, 1984 in ILIAMNA, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F-II, registration: N61556
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 FLOAT PLANE PLT BEGAN TAKING OFF FROM A SMALL LAKE IN CALM WIND & GLASSY WATER CONDITIONS. REALIZING THE SITUATION WAS MARGINAL, HE REDUCED POWER TO ABORT (BEFORE LIFTING OFF) & BEGAN A STEP TURN TO THE LEFT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE RADIUS OF THE TURN WAS LARGER THAN THE POND'S SHORELINE. BEFORE STOPPING, THE ACFT HIT THE BANK, WHICH WAS ABOUT 12 INCHES HIGH & CONTINUED ABOUT 20 FT THROUGH SMALL SPRUCE TREES.

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:

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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