NTSB Identification: ANC94LA027.
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Accident occurred Thursday, December 23, 1993 in PORT ALSWORTH, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/17/1994
Aircraft: Piper PA-18, registration: N7121P
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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DURING AN APPROACH TO AN ICE FROZEN LAKE, THE PLANE, PILOTED BY A NON-CERTIFICATED PILOT, COLLIDED WITH A TREE. IN AUGUST 1971, THE PILOT'S APPLICATION FOR A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE WAS DENIED BY THE FEDERAL AIR SURGEON. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT FOR THE PAST TWENTY YEARS HE HAD BEEN TAKING AN ANTI-SEIZURE MEDICATION ON A DAILY BASIS WITHOUT ANY RECURRING PROBLEMS.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND NOT MAINTAINING THE PROPER CLEARANCE FROM THE TERRAIN DURING THE APPROACH.

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