NTSB Identification: ANC88LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36353.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 27, 1988 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N8653Y
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 AND HIS PASSENGER WERE UNINJURED WHEN THEIR PIPER PA-18 (SUPER CUB) GROUND-LOOPED WHILE LANDING AT ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ANCHORAGE, AK. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR TIRE 'GRABBED' WHEN IT TOUCHED THE PAVED RUNWAY SURFACE, AND THE AIRPLANE TURNED ABRUPTLY TO THE RIGHT. HE STATED THAT HE COULD HAVE AVOIDED THE RESULTING GROUND-LOOP IF HE HAD APPLIED THE LEFT BRAKE SOONER. THE AIRPLANE WAS EQUIPPED WITH OVER-SIZED 30' TIRES.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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