NTSB Identification: ANC85LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27013.
Accident occurred Friday, October 19, 1984 in THEODORE RIVER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N78449
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT CRASHED DURING A GO-AROUND ATTEMPT AT THEODORE RIVER LOCATED 35 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ANCHORAGE, AK. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, AFTER LANDING ON A GRAVEL OIL PAD HE REALIZED THAT THE ACFT WOULD NOT STOP BEFORE GOING OVER THE EDGE INTO A SWAMP. HE APPLIED POWER BUT THE MAIN GEAR STRUCK A STUMP AND THE ACFT SETTLED INTO THE MUD. THE PLT STATED THAT HE KNEW THE ACFT BRAKES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STOP THE ACFT DUE TO THEIR WORN CONDITION.

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..WORN

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