NTSB Identification: ANC83LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22283.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 27, 1983 in NORTHWAY, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N4876A
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 PLT REPORTED THAT WHILE HE WAS FLYING IN A CANYON, UP CUB CREEK, HE ENCOUNTERED UNANTICIPATED TURBULENCE. HE DECIDED TO MAKE A 180 DEG TURN & LEAVE THE CANYON. HOWEVER, WHILE MAKING A LEFT TURN, THE RIGHT WING OF THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT STALLED & CRASHED IN A BUSHY AREA. REPORTEDLY, THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 20 KTS.

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

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

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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