Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ANC22LA016

Skwenta, AK, USA

Aircraft #1


PIPER PA-18-150


The pilot of the ski equipped airplane reported that, during landing at an off-airport landing site, the airplane drifted towards a tree. The pilot increased the throttle and attempted to lift the wing over the tree to no avail. The airplane impacted the tree sustaining substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no pre-accident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate clearance from a tree while landing.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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