GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA087
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA087
Event Id 20001212X21355
Local Date 07/02/2000
Local Time 1230
State AK
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity NONE
Record Status
Mid Air Collision NO
Event Location OFF AIRPORT/AIRSTRIP

WEATHER INFORMATION
Weather Briefing Complete UNKNOWN
Basic Weather Conditions VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL COND
Light Condition DAY
Cloud Condition SCATTERED
Cloud Height above Ground Level (ft) 2000
Ceiling Height above Ground Level (ft) 3000
Cloud Type OVERCAST
Visibility RVR (ft) 0
Visibility RVV (sm) 0
Visibility (sm) 20
Wind Direction (deg) 135
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 15
Wind Condition Indicated Unknown

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 91: GENERAL AVIATION
Registration Number N9013G
Aircraft Make CESSNA
Aircraft Model 182
Aircraft Series UNDESIGNATED SERIES
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 JOHN S. MURRAY
Number of Seats 4
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id
Departure City
Last Departure Point YES
Destination Airport Id FAI
Destination City FAIRBANKS
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 2950

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Continental
Engine Model IO-520-D
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
ON GROUND/WATER ENCOUNTER WITH WEATHER
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 WEATHER CONDITION CROSSWIND FACTOR
2 2 COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS INADEQUATE PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE

Occurrence #2
ON GROUND/WATER ENCOUNTER WITH TERRAIN/WATER
Phase of Operation: TAKEOFF - ROLL/RUN

Events Sequence for Occurrence #2 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
3 1 TERRAIN CONDITION DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

Occurrence #3
NOSE OVER
Phase of Operation: TAKEOFF - ROLL/RUN

Events Sequence for Occurrence #3 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On July 2, 2000, about 1230 Alaska daylight time, a float equipped Cessna 182 airplane, N9013G, sustained substantial damage during takeoff from a remote river site, about 1 mile south of New Stuyahok, Alaska, at latitude 59 degrees, 26 minutes north, and longitude 157 degrees, 19 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 was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge on July 11, the pilot reported that as he started the northeasterly, down river takeoff run, the winds increased to 15 or 20 knots out of the southeast, and the airplane veered to the left. He said that as he applied right rudder to correct the veer, the right wing lifted, and both floats struck the left-hand side of the riverbank. The airplane nosed over, and sustained substantial damage to the wings and vertical stabilizer. The pilot said that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The certificated private pilot was departing to the northeast in a float equipped airplane. During the down river takeoff run, the winds increased to 15 or 20 knots out of the southeast, and the airplane veered to the left. As the pilot applied right rudder to correct the veer, the right wing lifted, and both floats struck the left-hand side of the riverbank. The airplane nosed over, and sustained substantial damage to the wings and vertical stabilizer. The pilot said that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The pilot's inadequate compensation for a crosswind. A factor associated with the accident was a crosswind.


END REPORT