NTSB Identification: ANC85FA063.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27350.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 17, 1985 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N3153M
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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.

DURING TAKEOFF ROLL ACFT VEERED LEFT OFF RWY, HIT A SNOW BANK AND NOSED OVER ONTO ITS BACK. ACFT WAS 265 LBS OVER GWT. TWO PAX WERE IN REAR SEAT. REAR CONTROL STICK WAS INSTALLED. THERE WAS A 10 KT RIGHT X-WIND.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AILERON..INADEQUATE..PASSENGER

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE..PASSENGER


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INSUFFICIENT STANDARDS/REQUIREMENTS,MANUFACTURER..MANUFACTURER


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT MANUALS,PERFORMANCE INFORMATION..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INSUFFICIENT STANDARDS/REQUIREMENTS,AIRCRAFT..FAA(ORGANIZATION)


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IMPROPER TRAINING(EMERGENCY PROCEDURE(S))..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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