Friday, August 18, 2017

Piper PA-18A 150 Super Cub, N7678D: Accident occurred August 17, 2017 in Tyonek, Alaska

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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA501
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Tyonek, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA18, registration: N7678D
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 tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during an off airport landing on wet, marsh vegetation, he used "excessive braking" and the airplane nosed over.

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

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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