Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N82639: Accident occurred June 04, 2017 at Mackey Lake Grass Strip, Soldotna, Alaska

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA381
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 04, 2017 in Soldotna, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/22/2017
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N82639
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 reported that, after landing on a gravel airstrip, during the taxi, a moose cow and calf ran onto the airstrip, moving from the pilot’s right to left. She added that she veered to the left to avoid the animals and the airplane struck a tree.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions 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 abrupt maneuver to avoid a moose cow and calf during taxi, which resulted in an impact with a tree.

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N82639

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA381
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 04, 2017 in Soldotna, AK
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N82639
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 reported that after landing on a gravel airstrip, during the taxi, a moose cow and calf ran onto the airstrip, moving from the pilot's right to left. She added that she veered to the left to avoid the animals and the airplane struck a tree.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

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