Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Piper PA-12, N3654M: Accident occurred March 13, 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Anchorage, Alaska

Aviation Accident Factual Report  -  National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N3654M

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA188
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, March 13, 2017 in Anchorage, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA 12, registration: N3654M
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 the wheel-ski equipped airplane reported that after landing on skis, during the taxi on hard packed snow, a gust of wind pushed the airplane and the left wing impacted a parked, unoccupied airplane.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and left wing lift strut.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that about 13 minutes after the accident the wind was 360° at 12 knots, gusting 20 knots.

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