GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA067
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA067
Event Id 20001212X21140
Local Date 06/10/2000
Local Time 2200
State AK
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity NONE
Record Status
Mid Air Collision NO
Event Location OFF AIRPORT/AIRSTRIP

WEATHER INFORMATION
Weather Briefing Complete NOT PERTINENT
Basic Weather Conditions VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL COND
Light Condition DAY
Cloud Condition CLEAR
Cloud Height above Ground Level (ft) 0
Ceiling Height above Ground Level (ft) 0
Cloud Type NONE
Visibility RVR (ft) 0
Visibility RVV (sm) 0
Visibility (sm) 40
Wind Direction (deg) 90
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 3
Wind Condition Indicated Unknown

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 91: GENERAL AVIATION
Registration Number N95250
Aircraft Make TAYLORCRAFT
Aircraft Model BC12
Aircraft Series D
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight TAKEOFF
Aircraft Use PERSONAL
Flight Plan Filed NONE
Operator Name
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name WADE P. HART
Number of Seats 2
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated YES
Departure Airport Id NIN
Departure City
Departure State ALASKA
Last Departure Point YES
Destination Airport Id SXQ
Destination City SOLDOTNA
Destination State ALASKA
Runway Id 0
Air Carrier Operating Certificates NO
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 1200

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Continental
Engine Model A75
Engine Horsepower 75
Engine Thrust LBS
Carb/Injection CARBURETOR

INJURY INFORMATION
Injury Summary for Aircraft 1
Fatal Serious Minor None
Crew 0 0 0 0
Pass 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 2
Sequence of Events for Aircraft 1
Occurrence #1
ON GROUND/WATER ENCOUNTER WITH TERRAIN/WATER
Phase of Operation: TAKEOFF - ROLL/RUN

Events Sequence for Occurrence #1 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
1 2 DIRECTIONAL CONTROL NOT MAINTAINED PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE
2 1 TERRAIN CONDITION ROUGH/UNEVEN FACTOR

Occurrence #2
IN FLIGHT COLLISION WITH TERRAIN/WATER
Phase of Operation: TAKEOFF - INITIAL CLIMB

Events Sequence for Occurrence #2 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
3 2 LIFT-OFF PREMATURE PILOT IN COMMAND

Occurrence #3
NOSE OVER
Phase of Operation: TAKEOFF - INITIAL CLIMB

Events Sequence for Occurrence #3 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
4 1 TERRAIN CONDITION SOFT FACTOR




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On June 10, 2000, about 2200 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Taylorcraft BC12-D airplane, N95250, sustained substantial damage during takeoff from a remote site, about 15 miles northeast of Ninilchik, Alaska, at latitude 60 degrees, 01 minutes north, and longitude 151 degrees, 35 minutes west. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The certificated private pilot, and the one passenger aboard, were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated about 1900, at the Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, Alaska. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge on June 10, the pilot reported that he was attempting a westerly departure from a 600 feet long remote airstrip. He said that during the takeoff run, the airplane veered to the left of the narrow airstrip. He added that upon rotation, the main wheels hit a series of soft bumps, and the airplane became airborne before a safe flying speed could be reached. He said that the airplane continued to fly beyond the end of the airstrip, and then settled. The main wheels contacted soft tundra, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. The pilot noted in his written report to the NTSB that wind conditions at the time of the accident were from 090 degrees, at 3 knots.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The certificated private pilot, with one passenger aboard, was attempting a westerly departure from a 600 feet long remote airstrip. During the takeoff run, the airplane veered to the left of the narrow airstrip. Upon rotation, the main wheels hit a series of soft bumps, and the airplane became airborne before a safe flying speed could be reached. The airplane continued to fly beyond the end of the airstrip, and then settled. The main wheels contacted soft tundra, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. The pilot noted in his written report to the NTSB that wind conditions at the time of the accident were from 090 degrees, at 3 knots.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the take-off run. Factors associated with the accident were rough/uneven, soft terrain.


END REPORT