NTSB Identification: ANC88LA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35694.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 10, 1988 in MCGRATH, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N78AJ
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 PRIVATE PILOT-IN-COMMAND OF THE PIPER PA-18 LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE WHILE ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF FROM A SECTION OF SNOW COVERED RIVER ICE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)

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