NTSB Identification: ANC87LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33902.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 02, 1987 in KAHLITNA GLAC, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N42128
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT STATED AFTER TOUCHDOWN ON THE LAKE, HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT CAUSING THE PLANE TO NOSE OVER ON ITS BACK AND THE AIRCRAFT SANK IN 20 TO 25 FEET OF WATER.

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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