NTSB Identification: SEA86LA049A
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, January 30, 1986 in METLAKATLA, AK
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N127WA
Injuries: 9 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.

WIND WAS 070 DEGREES AT 20 KTS WITH 6-12 INCH SWEELS. N127WA WAS POSITIONED AT NORTH SIDE OF DOCK FOR DEPARTURE TOWARD EAST. N1018H WAS HOLDING AT EAST SIDE OF DOCK. DECK HAND CAST OFF N127WA BEFORE PLT STARTED ENGINE; ACFT BEGAN TO DRIFT BACK INTO DOCK. PLT STARTED ENG, ATTEMPTED TO MANEUVER AWAY FROM DOCK, BUT DOCK PROXIMITY PROHIBITED USE OF SUFFICIENT POWER TO ESTABLISH STEERAGEWAY UNDER EXISTING WEATHER CONDITIONS. N127WA DRIFTED AROUND NORTHEAST CORNER OF DOCK AND INTO N1018H. N127WA SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE AND PLT SHUT DOWN ENG. N1018H SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE, PLT TAXIED CLEAR. N127WA DRIFTED BACK INTO EAST SIDE OF DOCK, SUSTAINED FURTHER DAMAGE FROM WIND AND WAVE ACTION.

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT PERFORMED..GROUND PERSONNEL

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY

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