NTSB Identification: ANC90LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41808.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 28, 1990 in GULKANA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/15/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N2362A
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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 PILOT STATED THAT DURING A GO-AROUND ATTEMPT HE STALLED THE AIRPLANE AND CRASHED INTO A WOODED AREA JUST OFF THE AIRPORT. THE AIRPLANE WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PILOT WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED AND THE ONE PASSENGER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE WIND WAS REPORTED AS 170 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS, GUSTING 30 KNOTS.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED DURING THE GO-AROUND.

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