NTSB Identification: ANC86LA148.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31243.
Accident occurred Friday, September 05, 1986 in FAREWELL, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N5907Y
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.

AIRCRAFT LOST CONTROL AND CRASHED WHILE ATTEMPTING TAKEOFF FROM GRAVEL BAR. PILOT ESTIMATED LEFT CROSSWIND TO BE 10 GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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