NTSB Identification: ANC87LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33433.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 02, 1987 in LAKE CREEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: PIPER J-3, registration: N3691K
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 TOUCHDOWNED ON A GRAVEL BAR AND SHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN HE LOST 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..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..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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