ANC94LA084
ANC94LA084

On July 16, 1994, at 0930 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Piper PA-20 airplane, N6066D, registered to and operated by the pilot, struck a bush upon landing on the High Lake Lodge airstrip, located 40 miles northeast of Talkeetna, Alaska. The personal flight, operating under 14 CFR Part 91, departed Merrill Field, Anchorage, Alaska, and the destination was the accident site. A visual flight rules flight plan was filed and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The airplane received substantial damage and the Private Certificated Pilot and his two passengers were not injured.

According to the pilot, he was landing east to west and struck a small bush on the east end of the airstrip. The airplane veered and the right main landing gear departed the airplane. The pilot stated he was landing as close to the east end of the airstrip to avoid the rough west end.

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