NTSB Identification: ANC83FA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20470.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, January 07, 1983 in ANIAK, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 207A, registration: N7389U
Injuries: 7 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT BEGAN TO LOSE POWER AT 700 FT MSL DURING CLIMBOUT. THE PILOT TRIED THE BOOST PUMPS AND WAS ABLE TO REGAIN SOME POWER MOMENTARILY. WHEN ALL POWER WAS LOST THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO LAND SHORT OF THE AIRPORT ON A FROZEN RIVER. THE ROUGH ICE SHEARED THE NOSE GEAR DURING ROLL-OUT. THE PILOT STATED IN AN INTERVIEW THAT HE WAS UNAWARE OF TRAPPED WATER IN FUEL TANKS AND HE DID NOT DRAIN THE FUEL SUMPS DURING PRE-FLIGHT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..INADEQUATE

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

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE DESIGN..PRODUCTION/DESIGN PERSONNEL

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

FLUID,FUEL..ICE

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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