NTSB Identification: ANC85FA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28408.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 14, 1985 in KOYUKUK, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N62744
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 PLTS OF N62744 & THREE OTHER ACFT WERE ON AN AERIAL HUNTING FLT. WITNESSES IN TWO OF THE OTHER ACFT STATED THE PLT OF N62744 WAS MANEUVERING NEAR A WOLVERINE, BUT WAS FLYING TOO FAST. HE ANNOUNCED ON THE RADIO THAT HE WAS GOING TO COME BACK FOR ANOTHER PASS. THE ACFT ENTERED A STEEP CLIMBING TURN TO THE LEFT, BUT STALLED AT APRX 150 FT AGL, THEN COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. AN EXAM OF THE CRASH SITE REVEALED THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED LEFT WING 1ST, WITH LITTLE OR NO ROTATION. THE PLT/OWNER WAS NOT USING A SHOULDER HARNESS THAT WAS INSTALLED IN THE ACFT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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