NTSB Identification: ANC91LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43413.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 20, 1991 in MOOSE CREEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/08/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N3419M
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 AIRPLANE CRASHED IN A BOX CANYON AT 4,000 FOOT LEVEL WHILE ON A CARIBOU HUNT. ON-SITE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE AIRPLANE'S STALL/SPIN TO THE GROUND. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, VFR CONDITIONS WERE REPORTED.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT CONTROL, PROPER ALTITUDE NOT MAINTAINED, AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE HIGH ALTITUDE TERRAIN.

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