NTSB Identification: ANC83LA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22299.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 30, 1983 in W. CLAM GULCH, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A, registration: N8081C
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 STALLED AND CRASHED DURING AN APPROACH TO LAND IN A WILDERNESS AREA. ACCORDING TO THE PLT HE WAS PREOCCUPIED WITH LANDING NEAR A WOLVERINE HE WANTED TO SHOOT. HIS APPROACH WAS TOO HIGH SO HE CLOSED THE THROTTLE PUT DOWN FULL FLAPS AND STARTED A TURN. THE PLT THOUGHT HE HIT A DOWNDRAFT AS THE ACFT STALLED. HE WAS NOT ABLE TO RECOVER BEFORE HITTING THE GROUND. HE BELIEVES THAT HIS SHOULDER HARNESS SAVED HIM FROM SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURY.

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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