ANC94LA006
ANC94LA006

On October 6, 1993 at 1400 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Piper PA-18-160 airplane, N8479Y, registered to and operated by the Pilot-in-Command, crashed during landing on a mountain ridge located 25 miles southeast of Aniak, Alaska, on the Buckstock River. The business flight, operating under 14 CFR Part 91, last departed a field site in the local area and the destination was the accident site. No flight plan was filed and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The Private Certificated Pilot-in-Command and passenger, the sole occupants, were not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged.

According to the Pilot-in-Command, he was landing on a mountain ridge with a quartering headwind. The landing area was 500 to 600 feet in length with a field elevation of 2,500 feet. On short final the airplane began to settle and it hit the landing area hard causing damage to the airplane. The Pilot-in-Command stated he is a registered hunting guide.

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