NTSB Identification: ANC83LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20438.
Accident occurred Friday, June 24, 1983 in PALMER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N2568J
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 HAD BEEN ON A SIGHT SEEING FLT WHEN THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER AND RUN ROUGH. THE PILOT DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON THE GLACIER. HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF WITHOUT PAX AND EXCESS FUEL DUE TO SLUSHY ICE. THE ENGINE WAS DEVELOPING FULL POWER DURING THE TAKEOFF BUT THE ACFT HIT A HOLE IN THE ICE AND FLIPPED OVER.

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:

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


Contributing Factors

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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