NTSB Identification: ANC84FA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26971.
Accident occurred Monday, September 03, 1984 in PILOT POINT, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N4012Z
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACFT DEPARTED DENAI, AK, AT 0730 AKDT. WHEN MANUEVERING FOR A LANDING APCH ON DOG SALMON RIVER ACFT STALLED CONTACTING DIRT BANK. PLT WAS CARRYING 8 5-GALLON GASOLINE CANS. 4 CANS WERE STILL SECURED INSIDE THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT. ONLY 3 OF THE CANS WERE FULL OF GASOLINE. THE REMAINING 5 CANS SUSTAINED IMPACT DAMAGE WHICH IF THEY HAD BEEN FULL, WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THE GASOLINE TO LEAK OUT. ALL THE DAMAGED CANS CONTAINED FUEL RESIDUE.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FATIGUE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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