NTSB Identification: ANC85LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27011.
Accident occurred Monday, October 22, 1984 in SKWENTNA, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N4361A
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE GRAVEL BAR THE PASSENGERS TO BE PICKED UP WERE NOT THERE & COULD NOT BE LOCATED FROM THE AIR. AFTER MAKING LOW PASSES OVER THE GRAVEL BAR HE DETERMINED THAT THE SNOW DID NOT LOOK DEEP AND TOUCHED DOWN TO CHECK THE SNOW CONDITION. THE SNOW WAS TOO DEEP, THE WHEELS DUG IN & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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