NTSB Identification: ANC86LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32233.
Accident occurred Monday, September 08, 1986 in BIG RIVER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N287T
Injuries: 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 PILOT ATTEMPTED A TOUCH AND GO LANDING TO EVALUATE A QUESTIONABLE LANDING AREA. THE AREA WAS TOO SOFT FOR A TOUCH AND GO. THE ACFT BECAME MIRED IN MOD AND NOSED OVER.

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT

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

GO-AROUND..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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