NTSB Identification: ANC83IA007
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Tuesday, October 26, 1982 in HOMER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/26/1983
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-3, registration: N3904
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
AFTER REMOVING THE FLOATS AND REINSTALLING THE WHEELS ON THE AIRCRAFT, THE PILOT RECEIVED PERMISSION TO TAKE OFF ON A ROADWAY BRIDGE THATS SPANS BELUGA LAKE. THE PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO FERRY THE PLANE TO NEARBY HOMER AIRPORT. ON TAKEOFF, THE AIRCRAFT VEERED LEFT DUE TO A WIND GUST AND WHEN THE PILOT CORRECTED WITH RIGHT BRAKE, THE NOSE TUCKED DOWN. THIS ALLOWED THE PROPELLER BLADE TIPS TO COME IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND. THE TAKEOFF WAS CONTINUED AND THE AIRCRAFT LANDED AT HOMER AIRPORT WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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