NTSB Identification: ANC85LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27101.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, December 17, 1984 in POINT HOPE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA U206, registration: N735QP
Injuries: 6 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 ACFT CRASHED DURING TAKEOFF WHILE ON A SCHEDULE AIR TAXI FLT. THE PLT & 5 PASSENGERS ESCAPED SERIOUS INJURY. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED WITH SUFACE WINDS REPORTED AS QUARTERING DIRECTLY ACROSS THE TAKEOFF RWY FROM 30 TO MORE THAN 40 KTS, WITH VISIBILITY AS LOW AS 100 FT RESTRICTED BY BLOWING SNOW. THE PLT INDICATED HE ENCOUNTERED A WHITEOUT CONDITION AT LIFTOFF.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL ILLUSION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT

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