Thursday, July 21, 2022

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N14LD: Accident occurred July 14, 2022 in Port Alsworth, 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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Banning, David

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

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

Copper Mountain Aviation LLC

Location: Port Alsworth, Alaska 
Accident Number: ANC22LA058
Date and Time: July 14, 2022, 16:25 Local
Registration: N14LD
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Non-scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N14LD
Model/Series: PA-18-150 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PALJ, 260 ft msl
Observation Time: 16:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 8000 ft AGL
Visibility: 30 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.83 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Destination: Port Alsworth, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 60.190478,-154.32301 

Aircraft flipped over on landing. 

Date: 15-JUL-22
Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: N14LD
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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