ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40177
Last updated: 27 November 2014
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Date:13-SEP-1986
Time:1350
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-18
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9109D
C/n / msn: 18-6488
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Port Alsworth, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Destination airport:Unknown, AK
Narrative:
On September 13, 1986, a Piper PA-18 departed Merrill Field Airport, Anchorage, Alaska, about 1145, and was en route to a remote, undisclosed hunting camp. When the pilot failed to return for a second trip, an aerial search was initiated on September 20, 1986, one day after the pilot's wife reported the flight overdue. An extensive search was conducted in the area believed to be the accident pilot's intended destination. The airplane was not found until October 6, 1999, thirteen years later, by a pilot scouting for game. The accident airplane was located in an area of steep mountainous terrain, about 3,000 feet msl. The airplane was destroyed by impact and postimpact fire. CAUSE: Undetermined.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X34665


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