NTSB Identification: ANC96LA160.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 16, 1996 in KOTZEBUE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/02/1998
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150, registration: N3086Z
Injuries: 1 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 on the gravel bar and during the landing roll the right wheel hit a soft spot in the gravel bar. The airplane veered to the right and dragged the left wing and left elevator

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

The pilot's selection of an unsuitable landing area. A factor in the accident was the soft terrain.

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