NTSB Identification: ANC86LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29897.
Accident occurred Friday, February 07, 1986 in WASILLA, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N4431Z
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 LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE WHILE TAXIING, INADVERTENTLY TOOK OFF IN GUSTY WIND AND CRASHED INTO ADJACENT TREES.

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

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

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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