NTSB Identification: ANC86LA072A
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 11, 1986 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N8597D
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 PILOTS OF EACH ACFT STATED THEY THOUGHT THAT THE LEFT FLOAT AND PROP OF THE TAYLORCRAFT HAD COME IN CONTACT WITH THE RT WING AND RT LANDING GEAR OF THE PIPER. THE PLTS FAILED TO SEE THE OTHER ACFT IN TIME TO AVOID THE COLLISION. BOTH ACFT NOSED OVER DURING LANDING DUE TO SURFACE CONDITIONS AND LANDING GEAR DAMAGE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..DISTORTED

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