NTSB Identification: ANC12CA052
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Willow, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/2012
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N1203A
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 pilot reported that he was landing a tailwheel-equipped airplane on a rough and uneven, off-airport site into bright sunlight. Upon landing, the airplane bounced, the pilot lost control, and the airplane impacted terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings. The pilot indicated there were no preaccident anomalies with the airplane.

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

The pilot's decision to land on an unsuitable landing surface into bright sunlight, which resulted in a loss of control.

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