NTSB Identification: ANC87LA103.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34231.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 19, 1987 in PALMER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N9131D
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.

AFTER SEVERAL PASSES OVR THE AIRSTRIP THE PLT SET UP TO LND ON THE 600 FT LONG DIRT RWY LOCATED ON A MTN RIDGE. HE STATED THAT ON FINAL HE LOST SIGHT OF THE STRIP AND ELECTED NOT TO LAND. THE ACFT WAS UNABLE TO OUTCLIMB THE RISING TERRAIN.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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