NTSB Identification: ANC87LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33596.
Accident occurred Monday, August 10, 1987 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N7561D
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.

THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING A RIGHT TURN ON APPROACH THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND CRASHED INTO THE RIVER.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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