NTSB Identification: ANC87LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34368.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 15, 1987 in SKWENTNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N4370A
Injuries: 2 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 ENGINE STOPPED PRODUCING POWER BUT CONTINUED TO WINDMILL. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO GLIDE TO A GRAVEL BAR AND INTENTIONALLY GROUNDLOOPED TO AVOID HITTING OBSTRUCTIONS. THE PILOT STATED HE BELIEVED THE AIRCRAFT RAN OUT OF FUEL.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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