Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ANC21LA099

Cordova, AK, USA

Aircraft #1


PIPER PA-18-150


The pilot reported that after landing off-airport, a wind gust “picked up” the airplane and “dropped” it to the ground. He noted that the wind at the time of the accident was variable, about 35 kts with gusts to 40 kts. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions associated with the airplane before the accident. The airplane sustained damage to the right-wing spars and several wing ribs.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane after landing in gusty wind conditions.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

Get all the details on your iPhone or iPad with:

Aviation Accidents App

In-Depth Access to Aviation Accident Reports