NTSB Identification: ANC89LA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39235.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 30, 1989 in WASILLA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/09/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N3902Z
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT WAS FLYING FOR THE PURPOSE OF BECOMING CURRENT IN TAILWHEEL EQUIPPED ACFT. THIS WAS HIS 1ST ATTEMPT AT A SHORT FIELD LANDING. HE STATED HE LANDED A LITTLE FAST & LONG, AND APPLIED THE BRAKES TOO HARD. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE LANDING STRIP WAS 650 FT LONG.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO GO-AROUND WHEN HE DID NOT ATTAIN THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT, WHICH REQUIRED EXCESSIVE USE OF BRAKES TO STOP ON THE SHORT LANDING AREA.

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