NTSB Identification: ANC82DAG26
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 12, 1982 in RAMSEY BAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/12/1983
Aircraft: PIPER 18, registration: N74979
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

THE PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE ON A HUNTING TRIP AND FLEW OUT OF THE CAMP TO SPOT FELLOW HUNTERS CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN. AFTER LOCATING THEM THE PILOT TRIED TO TURN IN THE CANYON AT LOW ALTITUDE AND LOW AIRSPEED. THE AIRCRAFT STALLED, SPUN AND CRASHED.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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