NTSB Identification: ANC83LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22828.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 10, 1983 in PALMER, AK
Aircraft: Bellanca 7GCBC, registration: N5215X
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 CRASHED DURING A GO-AROUND ATTEMPT TO A MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP AT 4000 FT MSL. ACCORDING TO THE PLT HE THOUGHT HIS APPROACH WAS TOO FLAT SO HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND AT LOW ALT AND WITH 60 KTS INDICATED AIRSPEED. THE ACFT WOULD NOT OUTCLIMB THE RISING TERRAIN AND THE PLT WAS FORCED TO LAND ON THE MUSKEG. DURING LANDING, THE RIGHT MAIN WHEEL SEPARATEDAND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

GO-AROUND..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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