NTSB Identification: ANC88LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36021.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 1988 in MEDFRA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20, registration: N7074K
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 18 YEAR-OLD 100 HOUR PRIVATE PILOT INITIALLY REPORTED THAT THE LEFT WING TIP OF THE PIPER PA-20 HE WAS PILOTING STRUCK BRUSH NEXT TO THE TURF RUNWAY DURING THE LANDING FLARE. HE SAID THAT THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT, OFF THE RUNWAY AND INTO THE DENSE BRUSH. HE LATER DECLARED ON THE ACCIDENT FORM THAT HE SUBMITTED TO THE NTSB THAT THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN HE WAS TAXIING TO THE TIE DOWN AREA AFTER LANDING, WHEN THE RIGHT MAIN WHEEL STRUCK A CLUMP OF WILLOWS AND SWUNG THE AIRPLANE TO THE RIGHT AND INTO THE BRUSH.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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