GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA085
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA085
Event Id 20001212X21353
Local Date 07/06/2000
Local Time 1830
State AK
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity NONE
Record Status
Mid Air Collision NO
Event Location OFF AIRPORT/AIRSTRIP

WEATHER INFORMATION
Weather Briefing Complete FULL
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) 50
Wind Direction (deg) 30
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 0
Wind Condition Indicated Light and Variable

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 91: GENERAL AVIATION
Registration Number N1658U
Aircraft Make CESSNA
Aircraft Model 207
Aircraft Series UNDESIGNATED SERIES
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight LANDING
Aircraft Use POSITIONING
Flight Plan Filed COMPANY VFR
Operator Name MAA
Operator Doing Business As ALASKA FLYERS
Owner Name MAA, INC.
Number of Seats 7
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated YES
Departure Airport Id SCC
Departure City DEADHORSE
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 YES
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 3800

ENGINE INFORMATION

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

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 1
Sequence of Events for Aircraft 1
Occurrence #1
IN FLIGHT COLLISION WITH OBJECT
Phase of Operation: LANDING - ABORTED

Events Sequence for Occurrence #1 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
1 2 UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA SELECTED PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE
2 1 OBJECT OTHER FACTOR
3 1 WEATHER CONDITION TAILWIND FACTOR

Occurrence #2
FORCED LANDING
Phase of Operation: EMERGENCY DESCENT/LANDING

Events Sequence for Occurrence #2 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On July 6, 2000, about 1830 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Cessna 207 airplane, N1658U, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing, about 85 miles northeast of Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, at latitude 68 degrees, 42 minutes north, and longitude 146 degrees, 08 minutes west. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) positioning flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The airplane was operated by Alaska Flyers, Kaktovik, Alaska. The solo certificated airline transport pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company flight plan was in effect. The flight originated at the Deadhorse Airport, Deadhorse, Alaska, about 1630. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge on July 7, the pilot reported he was landing at a remote off airport site that was also being used by a helicopter crew working in the area. The tundra-covered site, oriented southwest/northeast, is about 800 feet long, and 100 feet wide. The pilot said he overflew the site and noted a 55 gallon fuel drum at the southwest end of the site, presumably left behind by the helicopter crew. He said that there was a light wind from the northeast, making a downwind approach necessary due to the location of the fuel drum. He selected full flaps, and began a landing approach to the southwest. During the approach the tailwind carried the airplane past the pilot's intended landing spot. He said that when the airplane touched down, the main wheels hit a rut, and bounced the airplane back into the air. The pilot said he added full power to abort the landing, and just after lift-off, the airplane's nose wheel and propeller collided with the fuel drum at the end of the airstrip. He said that after the airplane struck the fuel drum, the engine began to vibrate violently. The pilot selected a tundra-covered forced landing site, about 1/4 mile from his original intended landing site. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing, and fuselage.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The certificated airline transport pilot was landing at a remote off airport site. The tundra-covered site, oriented southwest/northeast, is about 800 feet long, and 100 feet wide. The pilot said he overflew the site and noted a 55 gallon fuel drum at the southwest end of the site. He said that there was a light wind from the northeast, making a downwind approach necessary due to the location of the fuel drum. He selected full flaps, and began a landing approach to the southwest. During the approach the tailwind carried the airplane past the pilot's intended landing spot. When the airplane touched down, the main wheels hit a rut that bounced the airplane back into the air. The pilot added full power to abort the landing, and just after lift-off, the airplane's nose wheel and propeller collided with the fuel drum at the end of the airstrip. After the airplane struck the fuel drum, the engine began to vibrate violently. The pilot selected a tundra-covered forced landing site, about 1/4 mile from his original intended landing site. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing, and fuselage.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The pilot's selection of an unsuitable landing area. Factors associated with the accident were a fuel drum, and a tailwind.


END REPORT