Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2009 Issue

October 5, 2009, King Salmon, Alaska, de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

The pilot reported he was departing to the east with a five-knot tailwind in a float-equipped airplane. During the takeoff run, he realized it would not become airborne before reaching the departure end of the lake, and he closed the engine throttle in an attempt to abort the takeoff.

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