On April 15, 1995, about 1200 Alaska daylight time, a Piper PA-20-125 airplane, N7483K, sustained substantial damage while landing at Koliganek Airport, Koliganek, Alaska. The student pilot and two passengers aboard were not injured. The personal flight operated in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The flight departed Levelock, Alaska, on April 15, time unknown. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot has not completed NTSB Form 6120.1/2, Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report. He did speak to the NTSB investigator- in-charge via telephone on August 21, 1995. During that conversation, he reported he was landing to the northeast with an estimated surface wind of 30 to 35 knots velocity from the east. He said that the airplane's right wing was lifted by the wind during the landing roll, and that he was unable to maintain directional control. The airplane's left wing subsequently struck the ground, and the airplane nosed over.
The pilot said he had accrued approximately 4,500 total flight hours as a student pilot, with approximately 300 hours in the PA- 20.