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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131824
Last updated: 23 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic S108 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stinson 108
Registration: N97713
C/n / msn: 108-713
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sparrevohn, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Iliamna, AK (PAIL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private certificated pilot was departing a remote ridge top at the end of a hunting trip. The wind was from the east about 5 knots. He loaded the airplane with moose and caribou meat, and departed the ridge top toward the east. During the takeoff roll, an approximate 20 knot gust of wind struck the airplane from the right. The airplane was pushed to the left, and the left wing struck some bushes. The airplane pivoted to the left and descended downhill. After the airplane came to rest, it caught fire, and was destroyed.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions. Factors in the accident were a gusting crosswind, and high vegetation.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 09:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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