NTSB Identification: ANC85LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27677.
Accident occurred Monday, June 17, 1985 in MULCHATNA RIVER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N4876A
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.

PLT REPORTED THAT LEFT WHEEL AXLE BROKE DURING ABORTED TAKEOFF FROM GRAVEL BAR, CAUSING ACFT TO GROUND LOOP. PLT FAILED TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFO & BROKEN AXLE FOR ANALYSIS.

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

LANDING GEAR,AXLE..OUTPUT LOW

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..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:

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT MANUALS..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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