NTSB Identification: ANC83FAG08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20847.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 01, 1983 in KENAI, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2661Y
Injuries: 1 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 NOSED OVER DURING TAKEOFF ROLL. THE PILOT OF THE TAILWHEEL ACFT PUSHED THE YOKE FOWARD DURING THE ROLL AND THENRELEASED THE PRESSURE HE SAID THE TAIL OF THE ACFT CAME UP TOO HIGH AND THE PILOT SAID HE OULD NOT OVERCOME THIS ACTION WITH BACK PRESSURE ON THE YOKE SO HE PULLED OFF THE ACFT POWER AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED GUSTY WINDS AND WIND SHEAR. THE INVESTIGATOR WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANY RECORDED GUSTY WINDS FOR A 4 HR PERIOD FROM 2 HRS BEFORE TO 2 HRS AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THERE WAS ALSO NO EVIDENCE OF WIND SHEAR FOUND. THE ACFT WAS USING RUNWAY 01 AND THE RECORDED WIND WAS FROM 290 DEGREES AT 9 KTS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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