NTSB Identification: ANC84FA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23119.
Accident occurred Monday, December 19, 1983 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA C-185-D, registration: N5886T
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FOLLOWING A POWER LOSS. THE PLT STATED THAT SMOKE ENTERED THE COCKPIT FROM THE HEAT VENTS. HE THOUGHT THE SMOKE WAS FROM RESIDUAL OIL SPILLED ON THE ENGINE DURING AN OIL CHANGE AND HE PULLED THE ENGINE CUT OFF MISTAKING IT FOR THE CABIN AIR. THE ACFT CRASH LANDED IN A GRAVEL PIT ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM INITIAL POINT OF DEPARTURE. A MAINTENACE INSPECTION DID NOT REVEAL ANY PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADVERTENT DEACTIVATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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