NTSB Identification: ANC99LA133.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 05, 1999 in KENAI, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/22/2000
Aircraft: Piper PA-18, registration: N3903Z
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 student pilot and sole passenger were circling wildlife about 200 feet above ground level. The pilot told the NTSB investigator-in-charge he had one notch of flaps extended, the carburetor heat was off, and the airspeed was about 60 miles per hour. He said he attempted to raise the left wing, the wing dropped, the airplane stalled, and the airplane contacted the trees. He stated there was nothing wrong with the airplane, he should have been circling higher, and that he should have increased power before attempting to lift the wing.

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

The pilot's inadvertent stall. A factor was the intentional low altitude maneuvering by the pilot.

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