NTSB Identification: ANC94LA111.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 26, 1994 in DEADHORSE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N4341Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT WAS CONDUCTING THE FLIGHT FOR THE PURPOSE OF GAME SPOTTING. THE PILOT LANDED THE AIRPLANE ABOUT 3/4THS DOWN A 800 FOOT LONG UNIMPROVED STRIP AND ELECTED TO GO-AROUND. DURING THE GO-AROUND, THE PLANE'S ENGINE EXPERIENCED A PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER, AND THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO LAND THE AIRPLANE ON A ROCK STREWN SURFACE. A SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION OF THE PLANE'S ENGINE BY THE PILOT/OPERATOR DID NOT REVEAL THE CAUSE OF THE PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER.

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

THE PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS AND THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR A FORCED LANDING.

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