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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237633
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Piper PA 18A
Registration: N2791P
C/n / msn: 18-4426
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Chickaloon, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Girdwood, AK (AQY)
Destination airport:Chickaloon, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that she was landing the airplane at a remote area of mountainous, snow-covered terrain and that she had selected an area that was slightly uphill for landing. She felt uncomfortable with the final stages of the approach, so she chose to go around. During the go-around, she added full power and started a left turn. The airplane subsequently impacted an area of rising, snow-covered terrain, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage. The pilot added that she should have made another practice approach or two to verify the wind direction and local terrain conditions.

Probable Cause: The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which necessitated a go-around, and her subsequent failure to maintain clearance from rising mountainous terrain.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

03-Jul-2020 12:39 ASN Update Bot Added

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