NTSB Identification: ANC84LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22961.
Accident occurred Monday, October 10, 1983 in KODIAK, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N2797P
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 30 KTS OR MORE AND CHANGING DIRECTIONS ON THE LAKE VERY RAPIDLY. HE FURTHER STATED THAT 'YOU COULD SEE SWIRLS OF WATER ON THE LAKE'S SURFACE.' HE DEPARTED THE LAKE TOWARDS THE EAST AND WHEN ABOUT 350 AGL ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT THE ACFT SETTLED INTO THE TREES WITH FULL POWER ON.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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