NTSB Identification: ANC82FA089
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 08, 1982 in NEAR CLEAR, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/08/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N9104D
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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 PLT REPORTED THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER LIFT-OFF THE ACFT BEGAN A RIGHT TURN. HE APPLIED FULL LEFT RUDDER & LEFT AILERON BUT THE ACFT DID NOT RESPOND. IT CONTINUED TO TURN RIGHT UNTIL IT STRUCK TREES ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE STRIP. THE PLT THOUGHT THERE WAS A MALFUNCTION OF THE FLT CONTROL SYSTEM OF THE CAL CENTER CONVERSION. NO MALFUNCTIONS WERE FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. THE ACFT HAD FLOWN ONLY 6 HRS SINCE THE CONVERSION WAS INSTALLED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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