NTSB Identification: ANC96LA150.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 07, 1996 in PALMER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1998
Aircraft: Piper PA-18, registration: N9116D
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 landing in a remote area in a tundra-tire/tail-wheel equipped airplane. He reported that his landing speed was too fast, and after touchdown, he applied heavy braking. The left brake locked, and the airplane ground looped to the left. The airplane received damage to the right wing lift strut, both stabilizers, and the right elevator.

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

the pilot's improper braking action, which resulted in an inadvertent ground swerve and subsequent damage to the airplane. His excessive airspeed during landing was a related factor.

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