NTSB Identification: ANC84LA178.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26529.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 13, 1984 in TASNUNA VALLEY, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N4801M
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 STATED THAT THEY HAD JUST TAKEN OFF FROM A GRAVEL BAR WHEN THEY SPOTTED A MOOSE. HE CIRCLED THE MOOSE IN A LEFT ORBIT AT ABOUT 65 MILES PER HOUR. DURING ONE OF THE ORBITS THE 'RIGHT WING FELL IN A DOWNWARD DIRECTION AND THE NOSE OF THE ACFT PITCHED DOWN AND THE AIRPLANE FELL TO THE GROUND.'

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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