NTSB Identification: ANC81FAA22
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N8728D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1832   81/8/2  NR.HESS CREEK,AK      PIPER PA-22         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             STUDENT, AGE 28, 31 TOTAL
        TIME - 2030                    N8728D              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, ALL IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PROSPECT CREEK,AK           FAIRBANKS,AK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXCEEDED DESIGNED STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT
           TERRAIN - WET,SOFT GROUND
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           AIRFRAME - FUSELAGE: WINDSHIELDS,WINDOWS,CANOPIES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           SYSTEMS - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: RUDDER AND RUDDER TAB CONTROL SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - JAMMED
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  800
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          SMOKE                                                    IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- NOT ENDORSED SOLO X-C.WNDSHLD BLEW OUT ABV MAX A/S.RCVRD FRM SPIN BLO CLOUDS.RUDDER JAMMED.TUNDRA.

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