NTSB Identification: ANC95GA083.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 09, 1995 in COPPER CENTER 2, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/23/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N82735
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

: NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this public aircraft accident report.

THE AIRPLANE WAS EQUIPPED WITH WHEEL SKIS. TO OPERATE ON SKIS, THE PILOT HAS TO PUMP DOWN THE SKIS. THE WHEELS DO NOT TOUCH THE RUNWAY'S SURFACE WITH THE SKIS PUMPED DOWN. THE PILOT STATED HE DID NOT USE THE CHECKLIST AND LANDED WITH THE SKIS PUMPED DOWN. HE LANDED ON THE SEMI DRY RUNWAY AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER.

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

THE PILOT NOT USING THE CHECKLIST AND LANDING WITH THE SKIS PUMPED DOWN.

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