ANC94LA022
ANC94LA022

On December 03, 1993, at approximately 1945 Alaska standard time, a wheel equipped Cessna 207 airplane, N36CF, operated by Yute Air Alaska, Inc., crashed during takeoff from runway 20 at Tuntutuliak, Alaska. The commercial certificated pilot-in- command, the sole occupant, was not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The positioning flight was being conducted under 14 CFR Part 91 when the accident occurred. The intended destination was Bethel, Alaska. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a company VFR flight plan was in effect.

In a telephone interview on the evening of December 03, 1993, the pilot-in-command told the NTSB investigator-in-charge that during the takeoff roll, the plane's left main landing gear wheel got too close to the east side edge of the runway and the snow pulled the airplane off the runway resulting in substantial damage to the left wing. The pilot said that he had accrued a total flight time of approximately 2460 hours of which about 125 hours were in the Cessna 207.

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