Friday, April 15, 2022

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N135ES: Accident occurred April 11, 2022 in Beluga, 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: Beluga, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC22LA029
Date and Time: April 11, 2022, 16:40 Local
Registration: N135ES
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: N135ES
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: PANC, 132 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 58 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /-5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 25000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 290°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.43 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Birchwood, AK (BCV)
Destination: Beluga, AK

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: 61.4135,-151.9882 (est)

Aircraft crashed during intentional off airport landing on skis,  Mount Torbert, Alaska.  

Date: 12-APR-22
Time: 02:30:00Z
Regis#: N135ES
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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