NTSB Identification: SEA83LA025
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Friday, November 26, 1982 in GUSTAVUS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/26/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-300, registration: N6104J
Injuries: 1 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 SLUSH ACCUMULATION ON THE RUNWAY PREVENTED THE AIRCRAFT FROM REACHING TAKEOFF SPEED. HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF AND WITH BRAKING ACTION "NIL" SLID OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. GUSTAVUS AIRPORT IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE STATE OF ALASKA AND HAS NO WINTER MAINTENANCE.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SLUSH COVERED

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