NTSB Identification: ANC87LA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33392.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 07, 1987 in CLEAR, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N102TC
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 PILOT OF THE SKI EQUIPPED AIRPLANE STATED HE TAXIED TOO FAST AFTER LANDING AND DAMAGED THE AIRPLANE AFTER THE RIGHT SKI TOED INTO A LARGE SNOW DRIFT ON ROUGH SURFACE ICE.

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,SKI ASSEMBLY..JAMMED


Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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