NTSB Identification: ANC01LA017.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, November 03, 2000 in BETHEL, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 207A, registration: N7336U
Injuries: 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 certificated commercial pilot was departing runway 29, from intersection Echo. He noted that the gravel runway had a light accumulation of heavy, wet snow/slush, and estimated about 1,500 feet of runway remained from intersection Echo. During the departure roll, the airplane veered to the left, and he applied full right rudder to correct the veer. He was unable to correct the veer, so he closed the throttle, aborted the takeoff, and applied maximum braking. The airplane ran off the end of the runway, down an embankment, and struck a chain link fence. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings. Airport personnel reported that when departing runway 29 from intersection Echo, the published usable runway remaining is 1,350 feet. The published usable full-length of runway 29, is 1,850 feet. At the time of the accident winds were reported to be from 093 degrees (magnetic) at 9 knots.

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

The pilot's failure to use all available runway. Factors associated with the accident were the pilot's inadequate preflight planning/preparation, a short runway, a tailwind, and a slush-covered runway.

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