NTSB Identification: ANC85LAG02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29020.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 04, 1985 in KODIAK, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N9919D
Injuries: 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.

THE PLT STATED THAT HE ENTERED A SMALL CANYON WITH A RIDGE LINE AT THE END WHICH HE WOULD HAVE TO CROSS. AS THE PLT CONTINUED INTO THE CANYON HE HAD INSUFFICIENT ALT TO CLEAR THE RIDGE. THE ACFT STALLED AND STRUCK THE SIDE OF THE MOUNTIAN RIDGE.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN

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:

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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