NTSB Identification: ANC88LA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36341.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 17, 1988 in YENTA GLACIER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N2460A
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.

DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL ON THE GRAVEL BAR, THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE CAUSING THE PLANE TO NOSE OVER ON ITS BACK. EXAMINATION OF THE LEFT BRAKE REVEALED THAT THE BRAKE WAS FROZEN WITH MUD.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FROZEN

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE

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