NTSB Identification: ANC96LA133.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 01, 1996 in TYONEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/15/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA-18, registration: N4393Z
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 pilot landed the airplane at an off airport landing site. He attempt to take off from the area during the hours of dusk. He stated the airplane's tail lifted off the ground during the takeoff roll, and then the airplane lifted off prematurely. After becoming airborne, the airplane drifted to the right, then the left wing struck muskeg, and the airplane settled into brush. The pilot stated he tried to stop the drift by applying full left rudder and full left aileron. The pilot also stated he felt the airplane's right wing stalled.

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

the pilot's premature liftoff and subsequent inadvertent stall.

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