NTSB Identification: ANC87LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32504.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 18, 1987 in GIRDWOOD, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N1472C
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 STATED THAT DURING TAXI FOR TAKEOFF HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO EXIT THE TAXIWAY AND STRIKE A SNOWBANK.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

Index for Mar1987 | Index of months