Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Lake Hood Strip Airport

Anchorage, Alaska 99502
Sunday, June 24, 1984 13:20 ADT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE BEGAN TAKING OFF ON RWY 31 WITH AN 8 KT X-WIND, BUT AFTER HE STARTED ROLLING, HE NOTICED THE WIND HAD CHANGED TO 'DOWNWIND.' THE PLANE 'SEEMED TO PULL HARD TO THE LEFT' & HE COULD NOT MAINTAN RWY ALIGNMENT. AS THE ACFT APCHD THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY, HE THOUGHT HE HAD SUFFICIENT SPEED TO FLY. THE ACFT DEPARTED THE RWY & LANDED IN A SWAMP, ABOUT 75 FT OFF THE RWY. THE PLT NOTED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date6/24/1984 
Event Day of the WeekSunday 
Time of Event1320 
Event Time ZoneAtlantic Daylight Time 
Event CityANCHORAGE  
Event StateALASKA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site99502  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportLAKE HOOD STRIP  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDZ41  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation73 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation1320  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height5000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 30 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)20 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-15 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorVariable 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)763 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information24468 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN62AT 
NTSB NumberANC84LA099  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameINTERSTATE  
Aircraft ModelS-1B2  
Aircraft Series IdentifierS-1B2  
Aircraft Serial Number1013  
Certified Max Gross Weight1630 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionMay 19 1984 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection42 
Airframe Hours318 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameJAMES K. SPEARIN  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressP.O. BOX 111726  
Aircraft Owner CityANCHORAGE  
Aircraft Owner StateAK 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode99511  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightTakeoff 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location31  
Runway Length2200 
Runway Width80 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--