Accident Aviat A-1 N93HU, Thursday 2 May 1996
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Date:Thursday 2 May 1996
Time:08:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUSK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aviat A-1
Registration: N93HU
MSN: 1249
Year of manufacture:1993
Total airframe hrs:248 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A1P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Togiak, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The certificated commercial pilot was conducting flight operations in support of fish spotting activities and was departing a remote beach at gross weight. The pilot reported that frost was present on the wings of the airplane and he began a short field takeoff. The airplane lifted off sluggishly and then began to settle toward the ground that was sloping toward the ocean. At full power, the airplane touched down momentarily and then climbed into the air. The airplane skipped off the water about three times and the pilot aborted the takeoff. The airplane settled into the water and stopped in a nose down attitude.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to remove frost from the surface of the wings and his delay in aborting the takeoff. Factors in the accident were the presence of frost on the wings and a deteriorated climb performance.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC96LA064
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 October 2011 N93HU 0 Wolverton, Minnesota sub
18 June 2020 N93HU Private 0 US-75 & 120th St N, Providence, Lac qui Parle County, MN sub


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