NTSB Identification: ANC87LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34072.
Accident occurred Monday, September 07, 1987 in IOWA RIDGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N8510C
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.

THE PILOT WAS AWAKENED IN THE NIGHT AT HIS HUNTING CAMP BY STRONG WINDS ESTIMATED AT 70 - 80 MPH. HIS AIRPLANE CAME LOOSE AT ITS TIE-DOWN AND HE ELECTED TO TRY AND FLY IT TO A SAFER LOCATION. SHORTLY AFTER TAKE OFF HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE AND CRASHED. HE ESTIMATED THE TURBULENCE LEVEL AS 'EXTREME'.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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