Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ANC21LA098

Willow, AK, USA

Aircraft #1


PIPER PA-18-150


The pilot reported completing numerous overflights of the intended off-airport landing area. He was executing a touch and go to be sure the terrain was not too rough. He touched down at his intended spot, but the airspeed was higher than anticipated and he applied full throttle to initiate a go-around. The airplane became airborne, but the landing gear did not clear a hill beyond the intended landing area. The airplane nosed over before coming to a rest with damage to the right-wing strut and the rudder. The pilot reported there were no failures or malfunctions related to the airplane before the accident.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance to terrain following a go-around.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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