NTSB Identification: ANC83LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22300.
Accident occurred Monday, May 30, 1983 in PALMER, AK
Aircraft: Artic Aircraft Corp. S-1B2, registration: N64AT
Injuries: 2 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 NOSED OVER WHILE TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF ON A SAND BAR. THE PLT STATED THAT HE WAS DEMONSTRATING HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ACFT ON SAND AND GRAVEL TO HIS PASSENGER. THE ACFT PASSED OVER A LARGE HUMMOCK AND SETTLED INTO SOFT SAND WHERE IT NOSED OVER. THE PLT STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF AND LANDINGS HE BECAME MORE AGRESSIVE AND LESS ATTENTIVE. HE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE WAS TAXIING TOO FAST AND THAT HE PURPOSELY TAXIED OVER THE HUMMOCK TO USE IT AS A REFERENCE FOR HIS GROUND RUN. THIS SAND BAR IS SUBJECT TO SOFT AREAS DURING HIGH TIDES. A HIGH FLOOD TIDE HAD OCCURRED EARLIER ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SAND BAR

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