NTSB Identification: ANC87LA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33432.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 02, 1987 in BECHAROF LAKE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301T, registration: N8185W
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 HE WAS ROLLING OUT FOR TAKEOFF WHEN THE NOSE WHEEL STRUCK A SOFT AREA CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO GO UP ON ITS NOSE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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