NTSB Identification: ANC83LA149.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21464.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, August 19, 1983 in ATMAUTLUAK, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA T-207A, registration: N73789
Injuries: 1 Serious,4 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 PLT STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, HIS SEAT SLID BACKWARDS & HE WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE CONTROLS. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT, DEPARTED THE RWY & WENT INTO A SHALLOW POND. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE SEAT LATCH MALFUNCTIONED & WAS APPARENTLY NOT SECURED BEFORE STARTING THE TAKEOFF, BUT NO BROKEN PARTS WERE FOUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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