NTSB Identification: ANC94LA084.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 16, 1994 in TALKEETNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20, registration: N6066D
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS LANDING THE AIRPLANE AS CLOSE TO THE EAST END OF THE AIRSTRIP AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID THE ROUGH WEST END. DURING THE LANDING FLARE, THE AIRPLANE'S LEFT MAIN GEAR STRUCK A BUSH NEAR THE AIRSTRIP'S THRESHOLD. THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT AND THEN COLLAPSED THE RIGHT GEAR. THE AIRPLANE STOPPED ON THE AIRSTRIP AFTER TURNING BACK TO THE RIGHT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT MISJUDGED CLEARANCE FROM A BUSH.

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