NTSB Identification: ANC96LA091.
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Accident occurred Monday, June 17, 1996 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/18/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA-18, registration: N27036
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The private pilot was receiving a biennial flight review from the second pilot, holder of a flight instructor certificate, who occupied the rear seat of the tailwheel-equipped airplane. The second pilot took the controls of the airplane to demonstrate a landing on the hard mud of a tidal flat. He reported that his view of the terrain was obscured by the first pilot. During the landing roll, the second pilot kept the tail of the airplane up. The first pilot noticed that the airplane was nearing an area of water and the second pilot applied heavy braking. The airplane nosed over and received damage to the propeller, rudder, and the forward left wing lift strut.

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

The flight instructor's excessive application of the brakes during the landing roll. A factor in the accident was the flight instructor's restricted view of the landing area.

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