NTSB Identification: ANC85LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26000.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 11, 1984 in MINCHUMINA, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N6821B
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.

THE ACFT MADE A HARD LANDING ON A FROZEN LAKE DURING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. THE PLT SAID THAT CARGO ON BOARD HAD SHIFTED IN FLT AND HE ALSO HAD A LOSS OF 15 MPH IN AIRSPEED. THINKING IT MIGHT BE AN ICING PROBLEM, THE PLT MADE THE UNSCHEDULED LANDING. NO ICE WAS FOUND ON THE ACFT AFTER LANDING BUT THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED BY THE IMPACT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TIE DOWN..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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