NTSB Identification: ANC89LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37522.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 29, 1988 in GIRDWOOD, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N2447P
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.

THE PRIVATE PILOT ESCAPED INJURY WHEN HIS AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH SNOW REMOVAL VEHICLES WHILE LANDING AT THE GIRDWOOD AIRPORT, GIRDWOOD, AK. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE FLEW OVER THE AIRSTRIP, IN HIS SKI-EQUIPPED AIRPLANE, SAW THE EQUIPMENT ON THE RUNWAY, AND RETURNED TO DO A TOUCH AND GO LANDING, HOPING THAT THE EQUIPMENT WOULD MOVE ONCE THEY SAW HIS AIRPLANE APPROACH THE FIELD. HE COMPLETED THE TOUCH AND GO, AND CAME AROUND FOR A FULL STOP LANDING. HIS LANDING ROLL TOOK LONGER THAN HE HAD ANTICIPATED, AND AS HE NEARED THE END OF THE RUNWAY, HE TURNED THE AIRPLANE TO SLOW IT DOWN AND TO HEAD FOR A CLEAR AREA AT THE END OF THE STRIP. IN THE PROCESS, HE TURNED TOWARDS THE MAINTENANCE VEHICLES, LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, AND STRUCK BOTH VEHICLES, CAUSING SUPERFICIAL DAMAGE TO THEM AND SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE AIRPLANE. THE MAINTENANCE VEHICLES WERE PARKED OUTSIDE THE RUNWAY PERIMETER MARKING CONES, AND THE FIELD HAD AN ACTIVE NOTICE TO AIRMEN REGARDING MEN AND EQUIPMENT ON THE RUNWAY.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY

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