NTSB Identification: ANC83LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20442.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1983 in SQUAW LAKE, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N1184C
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 GROUND-LOOPED DURING LANDING ON A 2000 FOOT GRAVEL RUNWAY. THE PILOT STATED THAT AS HE APPROACHED RUNWAY 8 HIS AIRSPEED WAS TOO HIGH AND HE ALSO WAS DRIFTING TO THE RIGHT. DURING TOUCHDOWN HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND ALLOWED THE ACFT TO CONTINUE TO GROUNDLOOP TO AVOID A 5 FOOT DROP AT THE RUNWAYS END. THE WIND WAS FROM 270 DEGREES AT 8 KTS.

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED LANDING..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

PROPER CLIMB RATE..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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