NTSB Identification: ANC81IA021
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of EVERGREEN HELI
Aircraft: DEHAVILLAND DHC-6, registration: N305EH

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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5-0004   81/2/3    AMBLER,AK           DEHAVILLAND DHC-6   CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1100                    N305EH              PX-  0  0  2  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      31, 6147 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        1807 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - AMBLER
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          KOTZEBUE,AK                 RETURN                       SHUNGNAK,AK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - AIRPORT SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: IMPROPER/INADEQUATE SNOW REMOVAL
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW ON RUNWAY
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW WINDROWS
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: UNMARKED OBSTRUCTIONS
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - SNOW
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - WHITEOUT
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               300
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     RIGHT QUARTERING HEAD WIND 023-067 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           0                                                        45
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           3                                                       IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- SNW CLRD UNEVENLY FM CTRLN OF RWY/MARKERS.UN SEE SNW.BERM,8 IN FRESH SNW,FLAT LGT CONDS.MAIL FLT.

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