NTSB Identification: ANC77DAH25
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of TOTEM AIRWAYS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N9657P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3812  77/9/16  NR.HOMER,AK           PIPER PA-18         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1545                    N9657P              PX-  0  0  1  AIR TAXI-PASSG            55, 18000 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            450 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ANCHORAGE,AK               HOMER,AK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNDERSHOOT                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE
           WEATHER - SUDDEN WINDSHIFT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO INITIATE GO-AROUND
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                      45
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           10                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- GRAVEL STRIP ON SIDE OF MTN STRUCK HUMMOCK GUSTS 15KTS.

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