NTSB Identification: ANC86FA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32402.
Accident occurred Friday, September 12, 1986 in CHRISTIAN LAKE, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N150SG
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Minor.

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 PILOT-IN-COMMAND OF THE FLOAT EQUIPPED AIRPLANE, OVERLOADED THE AIRPLANE BEYOND THE AFT LIMIT OF THE CENTER OF GRAVITY RANGE. HE TOOK OFF WITHOUT FLAPS AND ATTEMPTED TO TURN AWAY FROM RISING TERRAIN. THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND CRASHED.

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT CONTROL,FLAP..NOT ENGAGED


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUSELAGE,CARGO COMPARTMENT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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