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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208629
Last updated: 22 January 2021
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Date:18-DEC-2017
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-108
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4805Z
C/n / msn: 22-8372
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Yentna, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Palmer, AK (PAQ)
Destination airport:Yentna, AK (0AK2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, while landing on an unimproved snow-covered airstrip, the left main tire dug into snow, and the airplane veered left. Subsequently, the airplane sank in the softer snow off the left side of the airstrip and nosed over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.



Probable Cause: The pilotís selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in a loss of directional control and subsequent nose-over.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20171220X15233&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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