Sunday, June 05, 2022

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N5773M: Accident occurred May 28, 2022 at Gulkana Airport (PAGK), 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: Gulkana, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC22LA036
Date and Time: May 28, 2022, 12:15 Local
Registration: N5773M
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: N5773M
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: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAZK,3289 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 51 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 60°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: North Pole, AK 
Destination: Gulkana, 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: 62.205568,-145.44536 

Aircraft ground looped on landing.

Date: 28-MAY-22
Time: 20:15:00Z
Regis#: N5773M
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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