NTSB Identification: ANC87LA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32805.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 18, 1987 in YENTNA RIVER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N92524
Injuries: 2 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 THE TAKEOFF ROLL ON THE GRAVEL BAR HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO NOSE OVER ON ITS BACK.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..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..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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