NTSB Identification: ANC87LA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32641.
Accident occurred Friday, April 17, 1987 in GOOSE BAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N7081D
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 THE TAKEOFF ROLL AT A GRAVEL AIR STRIP 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:

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..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..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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