NTSB Identification: ANC07LA092.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, August 22, 2007 in Kenai, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/2008
Aircraft: Piper PA-12, registration: N2328M
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 private certificated pilot was landing at a remote airstrip that was about 1,100 feet long, and about 20 feet wide. An unoccupied airplane was parked close to the airstrip threshold. During the landing flare, the left wing of the accident airplane struck the propeller of the parked airplane. The accident airplane then collided with the ground and received structural damage to the left wing spar, left aileron, and the right elevator. In the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1) submitted by the pilot, the pilot reported that during the landing, his attention was diverted from the parked airplane. In the portion of the report titled: "How could this accident have been prevented," the pilot indicated that he could have landed beyond the other airplane.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate altitude/clearance from a parked airplane during the landing flare.

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