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FAA Flight Standards District Office:FAA Anchorage FSDO-03
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA482
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 08, 2016 in Gulkana, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA18, registration: N13833
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot of a tailwheel equipped airplane reported that the left wing of the airplane impacted a tree while maneuvering at low altitude. He further reported that he continued to his intended destination and landed without further incident.
After he landed, a subsequent exam of the left wing revealed substantial damage to the left aileron.
The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from a tree while maneuvering at low altitude.