NTSB Identification: ANC87LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34189.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 22, 1987 in TALKEETNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N90947
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 AIRPLANE WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED AFTER IT NOSED OVER DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, BUT THE PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER WERE UNINJURED. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD LANDED AT AN OFF-AIRPORT SITE TO SET UP HIS MOOSE HUNTING CAMP AND THAT DURING A SUBSEQUENT TAKEOFF ATTEMPT THE MAIN GEAR OF THE AIRPLANE HIT A HOLE AND HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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