NTSB Identification: ANC88LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36334.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, August 15, 1988 in TOK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N6893B
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.

DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL ON A GRAVEL BAR, THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE & IT BOUNCED INTO THE RIVER. THE AIRPLANE THEN NOSED OVER ON ITS BACK. THE PILOT AND PASSENGER BOTH EXITED THE AIRPLANE.

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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