NTSB Identification: ANC86FA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31745.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 10, 1986 in GIRDWOOD, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N4418Z
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT GAVE THE STUDENT PILOT A FORCED LANDING WHILE ON LEFT BASE TO RUNWAY 19. THE STUDENT CONTINUED THE APPROACH AT APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET NOTICED THE RATE OF DESCENT INCREASING. THE STUDENT APPLIED FULL POWER BUT THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED TO DESCEND AND IMPACTED A STEEP EMBANKMENT, 212 FEET SHORT OF THE MARKED LANDING THRESHOLD. THE STUDENT STATED HE WAS APPROACHING THE RUNWAY AT 65 MILES PER HOUR AND HAD NO FLAPS EXTENDED.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..DUAL STUDENT

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