NTSB Identification: ANC84FAG01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22826.
Accident occurred Friday, December 23, 1983 in NAKNEK, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA C-185, registration: N1296F
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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 DURING TAKEOFF. THE PLT SAID THAT DURING TAKEOFF AT AN ALT OF ABOUT 10 FT AGL IT FELT AS THOUGH THE FLTCONTROLS WERE NOT RESPONDING. THE ACFT STALLED AND HIT THE RUNWAY. THE PLT SUSPECTED THE CONTROLS HAD BEEN TAMPERED WITH, BUT WHEN THE ACFT WAS INSPECTED AFTER THE ACCIDENT NO EVIDENCE OF MALFUNCTION OR TAMPERING WAS FOUND. SEVERAL WITNESSES NOTICED FROST ON THE WINGS OF THE ACFT WITH ONE WITNESSES STATING THAT THERE WAS 'TOO MUCH FROST FOR ANY 185 TO FLY WITH.'

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WING..ICE

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