NTSB Identification: ANC82DA003
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of TRI-CITY AIR S
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N4495S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2829  81/10/16   QUINHAGAK,AK        BEECH A36           CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 58, 15678
        TIME - 1330                    N4495S              PX-  0  0  5  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 991 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - QUINHAGAK
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          QUINHAGAK,AK                BETHEL,AK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OBJECTS OR OBSTRUCTIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW WINDROWS
           WEATHER - SNOW
        WEATHER BRIEFING - OTHER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      34
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          360                                                       15
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- SNW EQPMNT PULLED OFF RWY FOR ACFT.SNW BERM CURVED ACROSS RWY WHERE CLRD AREA NARROWED.HIT BERM.

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