NTSB Identification: ANC96LA143.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 02, 1996 in GAKONA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA-18, registration: N7669D
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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The pilot reported he was landing his 'Tundra' tire equipped airplane on a turf airstrip in gusty crosswind conditions. During the landing roll, a gust of wind veered the airplane to the right. The pilot was unable to maintain directional control, and the airplane went off the airstrip and collided with trees and brush.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's inadequate compensation for gusty crosswind conditions, which resulted in a loss of directional control and subsequent collision with trees/brush. Factors relating to the accident were: the crosswind and wind gusts. Full narrative available
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