NTSB Identification: ANC06CA108.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 06, 2006 in Tyonek, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/28/2006
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150, registration: N57778
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The private pilot was departing from a remote lake in a float-equipped airplane. The pilot said that just after takeoff, the airplane's left wing stalled, and the airplane struck the water and shoreline, sustaining substantial damage to both wings. The pilot noted that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain a minimum airspeed to avoid a stall, which resulted in a loss of control and a collision with terrain during takeoff initial climb. A factor associated with the accident was an inadvertent stall.

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