NTSB Identification: ANC02LA074.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 11, 2002 in Koliganek, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/29/2003
Aircraft: Cessna U206F, registration: N696TK
Injuries: 4 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 pilot reported that during takeoff on a sandbar, the airplane lifted off prematurely, failed to climb, and started to descend. Due to the shape of the sandbar, after the initial liftoff the airplane's flight path was partially over the river. As the airplane descended, its right main wheel entered the water, and the airplane nosed over.

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

The pilot's premature lift-off which precipitated an in-flight loss of control, and subsequent collision with terrain.

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