NTSB Identification: ANC85FA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27676.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 23, 1985 in LAKE BEVERLEY, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N74963
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 PLT STATED THAT HE & HIS STUDENT PLT WAS FLYING AROUND THE LAKE WELL BELOW THE TREE LINE, & AFTER A STEEP RIGHT BANK THE ACFT STRUCK THE TREES & CRASHED IN THE LAKE, THE ACFT SANK INTO 10 TO 12 FT OF WATER.

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:

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PRESSURE INDUCED BY OTHERS..PILOT IN COMMAND

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