NTSB Identification: ANC84LA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25071.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 02, 1984 in KASHWITNA RIVER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N7224K
Injuries: 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 PLT SAID HE WAS FLYING IN A 'DRAW' DOING SOME SCOUTING FOR HUNTING WHEN THE TERRAIN SEEMED TO BE RISING FASTER THAN THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING. WITHOUT ROOM TO REVERSE COURSE HE ELECTED TO LAND ON A RIVER BANK. UPON TOUCHDOWN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED. PLT RECOMMENDED ENTERING CANYONS AT HIGHER ALTITUDE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND
AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..FLUCTUATING
PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND
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