NTSB Identification: ANC87LA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34060.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 26, 1987 in BELUGA LAKE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N4471A
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 PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS MANEUVERING 20 FEET ABOVE THE TREE TOPS WHEN A GUST OF WIND MADE HIM LOSE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT, CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO STRIKE THE TREES AND HILLSIDE.

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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