NTSB Identification: ANC84LA185.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25330.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 18, 1984 in DADINA LAKE, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N3269M
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT THE PLT HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN MOOSE HUNTING ACTIVITIES. ON THE MORNING OF THE OCCURRENCE HE HAD MADE TWO SUCCESSFUL FLTS HAULING MEAT FROM A SMALL UNNAMED LAKE TO DADINA LAKE, ABOUT 3 MILES NORTH. SHORTLY AFTER THE THIRD TAKEOFF FROM THE SMALL LAKE, CONTROL OF THE ACFT WAS LOST AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE WATER RIGHT WING DOWN. UPON RECOVERY OF THE DROWNED PLT, DIVERS ALSO FOUND MOOSE HORNS WHICH HAD BEEN TIED TO THE FLOAT LIFT STRUTS. THE PLT DID NOT HOLD A SEAPLANE RATING.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


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