NTSB Identification: ANC85LA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28149.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 22, 1985 in YUKI RIVER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N83545
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.

DURING A NORMAL CRUISE THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A EMERGENCY LANDING ON THE YUKI RIVER. DURING THE EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS NOTED. WATER WAS LOCATED IN BOTH THE FUEL TANKS AND FUEL LINES.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..CONTAMINATION

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..WATER

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..WATER

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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