NTSB Identification: ANC97LA156.
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Accident occurred Friday, September 26, 1997 in GUSTAVUS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2000
Aircraft: Piper PA-12, registration: N7667H
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 reported he was attempting to land on a short, remote site to go hunting. He said he elected to fly a shallow approach so that he could touchdown at the edge of the site. The airplane touched down short of the intended area, and collided with rough and uneven terrain. The pilot stated he should have flown a steeper approach, so that he could have kept the intended landing spot in sight.

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

The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point. Factors associated with the accident are the pilot's improper glidepath, and the rough and uneven terrain.

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