NTSB Identification: ANC84LA195.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27014.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 30, 1984 in TIKCHIK LODGE, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N411X
Injuries: 3 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 PLT ATTEMPTED A TAKEOFF FROM A 500 FT SAND BAR AND DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL THE MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUCK SOFT SPOTS. REALIZING THE ACFT WAS NOT GOING TO BECOME AIRBORNE HE CLOSED THE THROTTLE ATTEMPTING TO STOP IN THE REMAINING DISTANCE. THE ACFT LEFT THE END OF THE SAND BAR, ROLLED INTO THREE FT OF WATER AND NOSED OVER.

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:

PERFORMANCE DATA..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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