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. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
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.