NTSB Identification: ANC98LA166.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, September 29, 1998 in TYONEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/16/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-12, registration: N2796M
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 private pilot had landed with a left crosswind on a 900 feet long, off airport landing site. As he was taxiing to the end, the left wheel dipped into a hole, and the tail came up in with a wind gust. The pilot added power to try to keep the tail down, but the propeller struck the ground, and the airplane nosed over.

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

The aircraft's left wheel encountering a hole as the pilot taxied from landing and his inadequate compensation for wind conditions. Contributing factors were the rough terrain and gusty wind condition.

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