NTSB Identification: ANC83LA023
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 14, 1982 in SAWMILL BAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 185A, registration: N4939Q
Injuries: 3 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 AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED GUSTY WIND AND EXPERIENCED POWER LOSS DURING TAKEOFF. THE PILOT MADE A HARD LANDING ON THE WATER AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER BUT DID NOT SINK. IT WASHED ASHORE ON A ROCKY BEACH AND WAS DESTROYED BY WAVE ACTION. NO ONE WAS INJURED IN THIS ACCIDENT.

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

FLARE..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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