NTSB Identification: ANC86FA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31993.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 19, 1986 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N7156Z
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS NOT PROPERLY ALIGNED WITH THE RWY DURING LANDING TOUCHDOWN. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A CRAB ATTITUDE. IT THEN GROUND LOOPED AND CAME TO REST ON THE LEFT WING TIP AND NOSE.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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