NTSB Identification: ANC86LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31626.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 20, 1986 in WINDY FORK RIVE, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N202T
Injuries: 1 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 LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND NOSED OVER DURING LANDING ON A GRAVEL BAR. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER BECAUSE HE STOOD ON THE BRAKES HARD DURING THE LANDING ROLL TO PREVENT TRAVELING INTO THE RIVER. THE PLT COULD NOT BE CONTACTED AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

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

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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