NTSB Identification: ANC93LA137.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 07, 1993 in NORTHWAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/20/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N4485A
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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COMMERCIAL PILOT OF SUPERCUB EQUIPPED WITH 29 INCH BALLOON TIRES LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF AIRPLANE ON LANDING IN GUSTY CROSSWIND CONDITIONS. AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TREES ALONG SIDE RUNWAY.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL ON TOUCHDOWN. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE GUSTY CROSSWIND CONDITIONS.

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