NTSB Identification: ANC84LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26016.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 24, 1984 in BEAR CREEK, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-180, registration: N5408Y
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A RIVER BANK DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND. THE PLT REPORTED THAT UPON INITIAL TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT BOUNCED AND HE APPLIED FULL THROTTLE. THE ENGINE REPORTEDLY RESPONDED WITH A MAXIMUM RPM OF ABOUT 1600. THE ACFT BOUNCEDAGAIN ON THE LANDING AREA AND MUSHED ACROSS THE RIVER. THE ACFT REPORTEDLY HAD ONLY 5 GALLONS OF FUEL IN THE LEFT TANK AND 3 GALLONS IN THE RIGHT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

ABORTED LANDING..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM..LOW LEVEL

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