NTSB Identification: ANC87LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34616.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 26, 1987 in DILLINGHAM, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N4454Z
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING AN APPROACH FOR LANDING THE FLOAT EQUIPPED AIRPLANE STALLED AT A HIGHER THAN NORMAL INDICATED AIRSPEED. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO EFFECT RECOVERY AND THE AIRPLANE CRASHED IN WET TUNDRA. THE WIND AT SHANNON POND AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS DESCRIBED AS 'SQUIRRELY' WITH SHEAR WINDS AT OR NEAR THE TREE LINE.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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