NTSB Identification: ANC86LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29392.
Accident occurred Monday, December 02, 1985 in FISHTRAP LAKE, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N1237A
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.

PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND HIS WHEEL EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT ON FROZEN LAKE WITH WATER OVERFLOW AND 12 TO 18 INCHES SNOW. ACFT BROKE THROUGH TOP LAYER OF THIN ICE AND NOSED OVER UPON TOUCHDOWN.

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:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,SKI ASSEMBLY..LACK OF


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WEAK ICE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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