NTSB Identification: ANC84FA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26988.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 29, 1984 in WASILLA, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N1260A
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 CONTACTED PINE TREES WHILE TURNING BASE TO FINAL APCH TO LAND. PLT STATED ALL HE REMEMBERS IS TRYING TO ACTIVATE THE PLT CONTROLLED RWY LIGHTS BUT NEVER SEEING THEM ILLUMINATE. ANOTHER PLT WHO LANDED JUST PRIOR TO N1260A'S ATTEMPT STATED THE AIRSTRIP WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY COVERED BYA FOG BANK WHICH EXTENDED NORTHWARD. HE CONTINUED TO STATE, THE FOG WAS FROM THE GROUND EXTENDING TO 500 FT AGL AND THE PLT CONTROLLED LIGHTING WAS OPERABLE.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


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