Accident Christen A-1 Husky N9591C, Friday 25 June 2004
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Date:Friday 25 June 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUSK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Christen A-1 Husky
Registration: N9591C
MSN: 1077
Total airframe hrs:3914 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-C1G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Heart Lake, about 80 miles east of Bethel, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bethel, AK (PABE)
Destination airport:Bethel, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private pilot reported that the float-equipped airplane touched down on the surface of the lake "somewhat longer than intended." He realized the airplane could not stop in the remaining distance, and he applied full power and aborted the landing. The airplane was unable to out climb the approaching terrain, and the left float struck an embankment as the airplane passed over the shoreline. After striking the embankment, the airplane skidded along the ground and into a pond. The airplane came to rest in an upright position, but the left wing and lift strut were damaged. The pilot stated there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point, which resulted in an in-flight collision with terrain during the ensuing aborted landing. A factor associated with the accident is the pilot's misjudgment of the airplane's speed and distance.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC04LA071
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

29-Aug-2015 16:09 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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