NTSB Identification: ANC83LA026
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 21, 1982 in NEAR PALMER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N4269N
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKING OFF FROM A FROZEN LAKE, THE PILOT TURNED LEFT TO PARALLEL A FOG BANK OVER THE KNIK RIVER. HE STATED THAT WHILE CLIMBING, THE ENGINE DID NOT QUIT, BUT THE PROPELLER LOST THRUST, AND HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. HE STATED THAT HE HAD ROLL CONTROL, SOME RUDDER CONTROL, BUT HARDLY ANY ELEVATOR CONTROL. REPORTEDLY, THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED IN A 15 DEG NOSE LOW ATTITUDE WHILE INDICATING 60 MPH. ALL OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS FUNCTIONED NORMALLY WHEN CHECKED AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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