NTSB Identification: ANC83LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20439.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 14, 1983 in KENAI, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N2565Z
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 HAD AN EXTERNAL LOAD OF PLYWOOD ATTACHED TO ITS FLOATS. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE ACFT LOST POWER AFTER TAKEOFF. HE MADE A RIGHT TURN BACK TOWARD THE LAKE AND THE ACFT STALLED. THE PILOT WAS RECOVERING FROM THE SPIN WHEN THE FLOATS HIT THE WATER. WITNESSES ALONG THE LAKE SAID THE PILOT HAD CONDUCTED SIMILAR OPERATION BEFORE, AND HAD ABORTED ONE TAKEOFF BEFORE THE CRASH. BOTH WITNESSES SAID THE ENGINE WAS OPERATING THROUGHOUT THE ACCIDENT SEQUENCE.

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

LANDING GEAR,FLOAT ASSEMBLY..IMPROPER

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..DETERIORATED

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

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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