NTSB Identification: ANC86LA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29912.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 24, 1986 in YENTNA RIVER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N170CH
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SETTLE; AIRSPEED WAS 60 MPH. THE AIRCRAFT WOULD NOT RECOVER ALTITUDE WITH FULL POWER. THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND STRUCK TREE TOPS.

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:

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..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

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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