NTSB Identification: ANC85LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25329.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 09, 1984 in BIG SUSITNA RVR, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N2583P
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.

ENGINE FAILURE OCCURRED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF DUE TO WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE PILOT STATED THAT A MORE THOROUGH PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTION SHOULD HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN DURING THE UNCONTROLLED DESCENT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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