NTSB Identification: ANC13CA055
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Juneau, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/2013
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A 150, registration: N1886P
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 stated that she was flying the airplane from the front seat, and the airplane owner (who is also a pilot) was in the rear seat. The pilot in the front seat turned final early to maintain aircraft separation and made a short and slightly steep final approach. She said that while landing she flared the airplane a little high, and it bounced twice during the landing. During the second bounce, the pilot in the rear seat assisted the recovery by applying corrective input. The pilot in the front seat could not recall if she continued to apply control inputs or if the pilot in the rear seat had assumed the controls. Positive control transfer was not accomplished. The airplane ground looped to the right, substantially damaging the left wing when the wing tip struck the runway. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot did not maintain directional control while attempting to recover from a bounced landing. Full narrative available
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