Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N189BH: Accident occurred January 28, 2022 at Big Lake Airport (PAGQ), 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


Location: Skwenta, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC22LA016
Date and Time: January 28, 2022, 11:30 Local
Registration: N189BH
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N189BH
Model/Series: PA-18-150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAWS,354 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C /-9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 7500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / 21 knots, 70°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.32 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Big Lake, AK (PAGQ)
Destination: Big Lake, AK (PAGQ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 61.977096,-151.26242 (est)