NTSB Identification: ANC88DAG04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36292.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 17, 1988 in TOGIAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N842JT
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

DURING THE TAKEOFF FROM A BEACH, THE AIRCRAFT HIT A LOG CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE LANDING GEAR. THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF RUN HE DID NOT SEE THE LOG. HE THEN PROCEEDED TO AN AIRPORT WHERE DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)

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