NTSB Identification: ANC82FAG32
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 12, 1982 in CHUGIAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/12/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N2340S
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE STUDENT PLT CONTACTED HIS FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR BY PHONE ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT & INFORMED HIM THAT HE WAS GOING TO USE HIS OWN ACFT FOR A FISHING TRIP. HE ALSO STATED THAT A COMMERCIALLY RATED PLT WOULD BE GOING ALONG & WOULD BE FLYINGTHE ACFT. THE PASSENGER HAD A STUDENT PLT CERTIFICATE & HAD MADE APPLICATION FOR OWNERSHIP 2 DAYS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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