GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA074
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA074
Event Id 20001212X21146
Local Date 06/22/2000
Local Time 1550
State AK
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity MINOR
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) 10
Wind Direction (deg) 20
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 15
Wind Condition Indicated Unknown

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 135: AIR TAXI & COMMUTER
Registration Number N495K
Aircraft Make CESSNA
Aircraft Model 206
Aircraft Series UNDESIGNATED SERIES
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight UNDEFINED
Aircraft Use UNKNOWN
Category of Operation NON-SCHEDULED
Flight Plan Filed COMPANY VFR
Domestic/International DOMESTIC
Passenger/Cargo PASSENGER ONLY
Operator Name KATMAILAND INC
Operator Doing Business As KATMAI AIR
Owner Name KATMAILAND, INC.
Number of Seats 6
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id
Departure City
Last Departure Point YES
Destination Airport Id AKN
Destination City KING SALMON
Destination State ALASKA
Runway Id 0
Air Carrier Operating Certificates YES
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 3600
Aircraft 2
Type of Operation PART 91: GENERAL AVIATION
Registration Number N5221G
Aircraft Make DE HAVILLAND
Aircraft Model DHC2
Aircraft Series UNDESIGNATED SERIES
Aircraft Damage MINOR
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight UNDEFINED
Aircraft Use PERSONAL
Flight Plan Filed NONE
Operator Name THOMAS P. PRINDIVILLE
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name KENNETH MEARS
Number of Seats 6
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id
Departure City NAKNEK LAKE
Departure State ALASKA
Last Departure Point NO
Destination Local CRASH AT DESTINATION CITY
Destination Airport Id
Destination City
Runway Id 0
Air Carrier Operating Certificates NO
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 5090

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Continental
Engine Model IO-520F
Engine Horsepower 300
Engine Thrust HP
Carb/Injection FUEL INJECTED

Aircraft 2 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer P&W
Engine Model R-985
Engine Horsepower 450
Engine Thrust HP
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 5
Injury Summary for Aircraft 2
Fatal Serious Minor None
Crew 0 0 0 0
Pass 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 2 4
Sequence of Events for Aircraft 1
Occurrence #1
COLLISION BETWEEN AIRCRAFT (OTHER THAN MIDAIR)
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 1 LIGHT CONDITION SUNGLARE FACTOR
2 2 VISUAL LOOKOUT INADEQUATE PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE
3 2 TRAFFIC ADVISORY INADEQUATE PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE
4 2 TRAFFIC ADVISORY INADEQUATE PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT CAUSE



Sequence of Events for Aircraft 2
Occurrence #1
COLLISION BETWEEN AIRCRAFT (OTHER THAN MIDAIR)
Phase of Operation: TAXI - FROM LANDING

Events Sequence for Occurrence #1 of Aircraft 2
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
1 2 VISUAL LOOKOUT INADEQUATE PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT CAUSE
2 2 TRAFFIC ADVISORY INADEQUATE PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE
3 2 TRAFFIC ADVISORY INADEQUATE PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT CAUSE




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On June 22, 2000, at 1550 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna 206 float equipped airplane, N495K, and a DeHavilland DHC-2 float equipped airplane, N5221G, both sustained substantial damage when they collided on Brooks Lake, 27 miles east of King Salmon, Alaska, at 58 degrees, 33 minutes north latitude, 155 degrees, 16 minutes west longitude. The commercial pilot and the four passengers on board the Cessna received no injuries. The pilot and front seat passenger of the DeHavilland received minor injuries; the remaining four passengers were not injured. The Cessna flight was conducted by Katmai Air, Inc., of Anchorage, Alaska, under 14 CFR Part 135, as an on-demand air taxi flight to King Salmon. The DeHavilland flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91 as a personal flight by the pilot transporting five friends from Naknek Lake, 20 miles west of the accident site. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a company flight plan was filed for the Cessna. No flight plan was on file for the DeHavilland. Both pilots were interviewed by an FAA inspector the day after the accident. The FAA inspector related that both pilots described the Cessna taxiing away from the shore into the sun, and the DeHavilland taxiing toward the shore. The DeHavilland pilot said he saw the Cessna taxiing, believed that the Cessna pilot saw him, and expected it would pass down the left side of his airplane. He described the Cessna turning left toward his airplane, beginning the takeoff water run and colliding before he could make an effective evasive maneuver. The Cessna pilot said he never saw the DeHavilland in the sun glare. As he began the takeoff run, and the airplane was about to come onto "the step," the right-front seat passenger in the Cessna warned the pilot about the DeHavilland. The pilot said he attempted to maneuver the Cessna to the left, but the right wing struck the DeHavilland's windshield. The radios of both airplanes were tuned to 122.9 MHz, the local common traffic advisory frequency. The pilot of the DeHavilland said he made a radio transmission just before he landed, and none others. The pilot of the Cessna said he did not put on his headset until about halfway through the taxi for takeoff. Neither pilot reported hearing any radio transmissions from the pilot of the opposing airplane. The right wing of the Cessna contacted the propeller of the DeHavilland, separating the wing outboard of the lift strut. The DeHavilland sustained damage to the right wing, engine, and windshield, which was penetrated by the Cessna's right wing. Paint was transferred between the top surface of the Cessna's right wing, and the lower surface of the DeHavilland's right wing. Propeller strike marks were evident in the right wingtip cap fuel tank of the DeHavilland.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


According to an FAA inspector who interviewed both pilots, they related the float equipped Cessna was taxiing away from the shore, into the sun, and the float equipped DeHavilland was taxiing toward the shore after landing. The DeHavilland pilot believed that the Cessna pilot saw his airplane. The Cessna turned toward the DeHavilland, began the takeoff water run, and collided before either pilot could make an effective evasive maneuver. The Cessna pilot said he never saw the DeHavilland in the sun glare. As the Cessna was about to come on the step, the right-front seat passenger warned the Cessna pilot about the DeHavilland. The Cessna pilot attempted to maneuver the Cessna to the left, but the Cessna's right wing struck the DeHavilland's windshield. The radios of both airplanes were tuned to the local common traffic advisory frequency. The pilot of the DeHavilland made a radio transmission just before he landed, and none others. The pilot of the Cessna said he did not put on his headset until about halfway through the taxi for takeoff. Neither pilot reported hearing any radio transmissions from the pilot of the opposing airplane.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The Cessna pilot's inadequate visual lookout, and both pilots' inadequate radio traffic advisories. A factor associated with the accident was sunglare on the water.

AIRCRAFT 2 PRELIMINARY REPORT


See narrative for ANC00LA074A.

AIRCRAFT 2 FINAL REPORT


See narrative for ANC00LA074A.

AIRCRAFT 2 CAUSE REPORT


The inadequate visual lookout by the pilot of the other airplane, and the inadequate radio traffic advisories by the pilots of both airplanes.


END REPORT