NTSB Identification: ANC87LA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34615.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 26, 1987 in LEVELOCK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N6978B
Injuries: 1 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.

AS THE PILOT OF THE PIPER PA-18 AIRPLANE WAS COMPLETING HIS LANDING ROLL AT THE UNATTENDED AIRPORT, THREE CHILDREN, RIDING AN ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE (ATV), PULLED ONTO THE RUNWAY AND WERE STRUCK BY THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ACFT. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO AVOID THE VEHICLE BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO STOP BEFORE COLLIDING WITH IT. TRACKS ALONGSIDE THE RUNWAYS INDICATED THEY WERE USED BY VARIOUS VEHICLES AS A MATTER OF CONVENIENCE. THESE TRACKS WERE NOT LEVEL OR STRAIGHT AND MANY INDICATED THAT THE VEHICLES MAKING THEM FREQUENTLY PULLED UP ONTO THE RUNWAYS WHICH WERE SMOOTH SURFACED. THERE WERE NUMEROUS AREAS OUTSIDE THE RUNWAY EDGES WHERE AN INDIVIDUALS VIEW OF THE RUNWAY WOULD BE OBSTRUCTED.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..DRIVER OF VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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