NTSB Identification: ANC83LA019
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 25, 1982 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-14, registration: N4226H
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 PLT STATED THAT DURING AN EARLIER TAKEOFF FROM A FROZEN LAKE THAT HE STRUCK AN UNKNOWN OBJECT IMBEDDED IN DEEP SNOW.HE NOTICED THAT HIS RIGHT GEAR & SKI WERE DAMAGED, & CONTINUED HIS FLIGHT TO ANCHORAGE. APPROACHING ANCHORAGE HE WAS ADVISED BY LAKE HOOD TOWER THAT THE LAKES & CANAL ARE NOTAMED CLOSED DUE TO RUTTED UNEVEN ICE CONDITIONS & THAT A LANDING WOULD BE AT HIS OWN RISK. HE WAS ALSO INFORMED BY THE TOWER THAT HIS RIGHT SKI APPEARED TO BE MISSING. THE PLT ACKNOWLEDGED THE INFORMATION & TOLD THE TOWER HE WOULD LAND OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF LAKE HOOD. DURING LANDING THE DAMAGED GEAR DUG INTO THE ICE & THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,SKI ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,SKI ASSEMBLY..PREVIOUS DAMAGE


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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