NTSB Identification: ANC97LA064.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 30, 1997 in DILLINGAHM, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/04/1998
Aircraft: Piper PA-12, registration: N4076M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported he was landing on a remote beach site with a prevailing right quartering headwind. During the landing roll, a gust of wind picked the right wing up, and the left wing and left elevator collided with the beach, causing substantial damage.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the gusty crosswind conditions. Factors associated with the accident were the wind gusts and crosswind.

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