NTSB Identification: ANC83LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22829.
Accident occurred Friday, June 24, 1983 in KASILOF, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N4523M
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 COLLIDED WITH TREES AND CRASHED DURING TAKEOFF. THE PLT STATED HE MADE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO GET AIRBORNE IN BOTHDIRECTIONS FROM THE STRIP AND WHEN HE FINALLY GOT AIRBORNE HE STRUCK A TREE AND CRASHED. THE PLT STATEMENTS VARIED DURING SEVERAL INTERVIEWS REGARDING THE ENG PERFORMANCE OF THE AIRCRAFT AND ALLUDED TO A DEFECTIVE OR WORN CAMSHAFT. HOWEVER, DURING A SUBSEQUENT TELEPHONE INTERVIEW THE PLT STATED THAT HE MAY HAVE INADVERTANTLY LEFT THE CARBURETOR HEAT ON WHILE ATTEMPTING HIS TAKEOFF.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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