NTSB Identification: ANC89LA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37001.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 23, 1988 in HUSLIA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N7688L
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 ADULT MALE PASSENGER WERE BOTH SEVERELY BURNED WHEN THE PILOT'S PIPER PA-18 CRASHED AND BURNED FOLLOWING A LOW ALTITUDE STALL AND IMPACT WITH TREES. THE PILOT'S WIFE STATED THAT HER HUSBAND TOLD HER THAT HE WAS SHOWING HIS PASSENGER A BEAR DEN WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE AND CRASHED. HE SAID THAT THEY WERE NOT INJURED ON IMPACT, BUT DURING THE POST CRASH FIRE AND ESCAPE. DESPITE THEIR SERIOUS BURNS, THEY WALKED 5 MILES IN 0 DEGREE TEMPERATURE FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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