NTSB Identification: ANC85LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28762.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 24, 1985 in PALMER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N8688D
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.

PLT STATED, '... ON THE GO-AROUND ATTEMPT I GOT BEHIND THE POWER CURVE & COULD NOT CLEAR THE TREES. IT STALLED & TURNED TO THE LEFT, HITTING THE TREES ABOUT 15 FT OFF THE GROUND WHICH CUSHIONED THE FALL & THEN SLID DOWN TO THE GROUND.' THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND IN A FLD WHICH IS SURROUNDED BY 40 FT TALL TREES.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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/MUSH..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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