NTSB Identification: ANC77DA068
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of TODDS AIR SERV
Aircraft: CESSNA 185E, registration: N3359L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2090   77/8/4  NR.KETCHIKAN,AK       CESSNA 185E         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1300                    N3359L              PX-  0  0  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 33, 10000 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 5025 IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HELICOPTER LAKE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         KETCHIKAN,AK                 KETCHIKAN,AK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED ACTION IN ABORTING TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      80
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- UN LIFT-OFF FRM 4000FT LAKE IN BASIN SURROUNDED ON 3 SIDES BY MTNS.D/A APRX 4700FT.

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