NTSB Identification: ANC86LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29986.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 23, 1986 in HOUSTON, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N1827A
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 WAS BUZZING THE AREA LESS THAN 200 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED TO RUN ROUGH; THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND NEAR THE ROAD WHEN THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK POWER LINES AND A ROW OF TREES. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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