NTSB Identification: ANC84LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26518.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 22, 1984 in CAIRN MOUNTAIN, AK
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N8028K
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 ACFT CRASHED DURING A TAKEOFF FROM A REMOTE AIRSTRIP. THE PLT STATED THAT HE WALKED THE STRIP PRIOR TO STARTING THE TAKEOFF. HE SAID THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER LIFTOFF THE ACFT BEGAN TO DRIFT LEFT. BEFORE HE WAS ABLE TO MAKE A CORRECTION THE TAIL OF THE ACFT STRUCK SOME TUNDRA AND THE ACFT DECELERATED AS IT DESCENDED BELOW THE RIDGELINE INTO SMALL TREES.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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