NTSB Identification: ANC84LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26385.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 11, 1984 in BIG LAKE, AK
Aircraft: MAULE M-5-235C, registration: N235LY
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS TAKING OFF FROM A LAKE WHEN HE DECIDED THAT HE DID NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT ROOM TO CLEAR TREES IN HIS FLT PATH. HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF & THE ACFT SETTLED ONTO A GRAVEL BERM & SLID INTO TUNDRA. THE PLT BELIEVED THAT THE ACCIDENT WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED IF HE HAD USED ALL OF THE LAKE FOR THE TAKEOFF OR HAD ABORTED SOONER. REPORTEDLY, THE LAKE HAD CALM/GLASSY WATER CONDITIONS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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