Monday, December 20, 2021

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N89ZW: Accident occurred August 20, 2021 at Wolf Lake Airport (4AK6), Wasilla, Alaska

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Palmer, Alaska
Accident Number: WPR21LA328
Date and Time: August 19, 2021, 18:55 Local 
Registration: N89ZW
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N89ZW
Model/Series: PA-18-150 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 61.530315,-149.01763 (est)


  1. Apparently due to budget cuts, the NTSB has gone from computer graphics simulations to using paper cutouts. I like it though, it works and has a cool old-school feel to it.

    1. Visual Aids: Please note the *paper cutouts* are the creation of the accident pilot not the NTSB.

  2. I am old enough to remember when the TV weatherman used cutouts for the sun, clouds, etc.