NTSB Identification: ANC83FA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22391.
Accident occurred Friday, June 10, 1983 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2483F
Injuries: 3 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 PLT OF THE FLOAT PLANE REPORTED THAT HE INITIATED HIS TAKEOFF FROM LAKE HOOD TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST WITH A 'CANAL OPTION.' HE STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF, HE PULLED THE ACFT INTO THE AIR BEFORE REACHING THE CANAL, THEN STARTED A LEFT TURN TOWARD THE CANAL. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE ACFT SETTLED (REPORTEDLY, THE LEFT WING STALLED). SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT WING, THEN THE RIGHT, HIT THE WATER & BOTH WERE DAMAGED. AT THAT TIME, THE PLT REDUCED THE POWER & WAS ABLE TO TAXI TO THE SHORE. THE WIND WAS REPORTED FROM 200 DEG AT 13 GUSTING 20 KTS. THE PLT INDICATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED AN AREA OF CALM AIR AS HE LIFTED OFF. REPORTEDLY, THIS WAS AN AREA THAT WAS FREQUENTLY SHELTERED FROM SOUTHERLY WINDS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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