NTSB Identification: ANC85LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28272.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 28, 1985 in DRIFT RIVER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N14159
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

APLN CRASHED ON GRAVEL BAR AFTER WING TIP HIT GROUND DURING LOW ALT TURN. THE UNLICESED PLT STATED THAT HE WA S IN HIS SECOND 360 DEG TURN & HIT HIS OWN WAKE TURBULENCE.

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:

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..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:

ALTITUDE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQ SUBSTANTIATION PROCESS,INADEQ DOCUMENTATION..FAA(ORGANIZATION)


Contributing Factors

INADEQ METHOD OF COMPLIANCE DETERMINATION RCRDKPNG..FAA(ORGANIZATION)


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE CERTIFICATION/APPROVAL,AIRMAN..FAA(ORGANIZATION)


Contributing Factors

QUALIFICATION..FAA(OTHER/ORGANIZATION)


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..FAA(ORGANIZATION)


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..FAA(ORGANIZATION)

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