NTSB Identification: ANC10CA095
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Coal Creek, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N9764P
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 pilot reported that during landing on a 600-foot-long dirt, gravel, and turf covered airstrip, the airplane bounced, and he inadvertently applied the brakes. The airplane nosed over on the second touchdown, coming to rest inverted, resulting in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. The flight was conducted as a Title 14, CFR Part 91 personal flight. The pilot said there were no preaccident mechanical problems with the airplane, and noted in his report to the NTSB that the accident might have been avoided if he had not locked the brakes when the airplane bounced on landing.

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

The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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