NTSB Identification: ANC88LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35857.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 1988 in SHISMAREF, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N7157Z
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT STATED HE DECIDED TO LAND ON THE BEACH DUE TO WEATHER. AFTER TOUCHDOWN ON THE BEACH THE MAIN LANDING GEAR DROPPED INTO AN AREA OF SOFT SAND; THE AIRCRAFT THEN WENT OVER ON ITS BACK.

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..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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