NTSB Identification: ANC84LA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25105.
Accident occurred Monday, September 03, 1984 in NUSHAGAK RIVER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N7690L
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 ALONG A RIVER WHEN THE ENGINE SPUTTERED AND QUIT. HE LOCATED THE NEAREST POSSIBLE EMERGENCY LANDING SITE, SWITCHED TANKS, APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT, AND PUMPED THE THROTTLE AND PRIMER. THE ENGINE DID NOT RESTART. THE WX WAS CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICING. THE ACFT WAS CRASH LANDED IN A HEAVY SWAMP AND COULD NOT BE RECOVERED FOR INSPECTION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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