NTSB Identification: ANC74DAG18
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER J-3, registration: N98401

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2703  73/8/12    GRIZZLY LAKE,ALAS   PIPER J-3           CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             STUDENT, AGE UNK/NR, 300
        TIME - 2030                    N98401              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, ALL IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ORANGE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          GRIZZLY LAKE,ALAS           TANADA LAKE,ALAS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED ACTION IN ABORTING TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       35
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          CALM                                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- FLOAT EQUIPD.TKOF FRM CANYON LAKE,UN CLEAR SURROUNDING TERRAIN VFR.HAD TO SIDESLIP TO LND ON LAKE.

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