NTSB Identification: ANC75DAA09
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N7799D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2373  74/8/15  NR.PROSPECT CRK,ALAS  PIPER PA-18         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 29, 320
        TIME - 1905                    N7799D              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 257 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BETTLES,ALAS                FAIRBANKS,ALAS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
           WEATHER - ADVERSE WINDS ALOFT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FLEW INTO BLIND CANYON
        WEATHER BRIEFING - SELF-HELP,PILOT CHECKED WEATHER DATA
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      50
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          280                                                       10
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- ENCOUNTERED DOWNDRAFT.UN OUTCLIMB RISING TERRAIN.

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