ANC94LA024
ANC94LA024

On December 8, 1993, at approximately 1130 Alaska standard time, a wheel equipped Aeronca 7AC airplane, N82594, lost control on a beach landing near Juneau and was substantially damaged. The private pilot had departed Juneau at an unknown time on the same day under 14 CFR Part 91 for personal reasons. No flight plan was filed and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The pilot and his passenger were not injured.

The pilot told the FAA that upon landing on a beach, the airplane hit a small dip in the beach and the airplane veered left and hit a log. He said that he had approximately 163 total flight hours and it was the first time that he had landed on that beach.

An FAA airworthiness inspector confirmed that substantial damage had occurred to the airplane's fuselage where the main gear attached, as well as to one wing.

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