ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72316
Last updated: 21 October 2014
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Date:26-SEP-2009
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-18 Super Cub
Owner/operator:
Registration: N9368D
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:LaRose's Hunting Lodge Airstrip -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK
Destination airport:LaRose's Air Strip, Private
Narrative:
While tied down for several days, the aircraft was attacked and partially eaten by an Alaskan brown bear. Damage was reported to the fusalage, horizontal stablizer, landing gear, and windows of the aircraft. No human casualties were reported. The bear escaped but presumably suffered some gastrointestinal difficulties as it defecated several times in the area. Extensive field maintainence and temporary repairs were carried out on the aircraft and it was flown to Anchorage for repairs.

Sources:
Cargolaw.com "Bear Eats Cub", 2-3-2010
Alaska Dispach, 12-20-2009


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04-Feb-2010 09:23 dfix Added
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