On July 30, 1994, at 1300 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Piper PA-12 airplane N3849M, registered to the pilot, was spotted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and is believed to have been involved in an accident. The airplane wreckage was located near the 70 mile river, near Eagle, Alaska. The personal flight, operating under 14 CFR Part 91, departed an unknown location and the destination was the accident site. No flight plan was filed and meteorological conditions are unknown. The pilot was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to a Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards Inspector, the pilot, Bernard Fay, would not talk to him or give any information and demanded that the inspector leave the property on which the airplane was parked.
An NTSB Form 6120.1/2 was sent to the pilot. He returned the form uncompleted with a letter stating that the airplane was not involved in an accident but it had a corrosion problem on the rear gear legs. He stated that whoever filed the report that the airplane was damaged in an accident filed a false report.
A photograph of the airplane, taken by the FAA Inspector, clearly shows impact damage forward of the left main landing gear. The fuselage is taped with duct tape just above the wing strut attach point and where the rear gear leg of the left main gear attaches.