GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA012
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA012
Event Id 20001212X20061
Local Date 11/07/1999
Local Time 1500
State AK
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity NONE
Record Status
Mid Air Collision NO
Event Location OFF AIRPORT/AIRSTRIP

WEATHER INFORMATION
Weather Briefing Complete NOT PERTINENT
Basic Weather Conditions VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL COND
Light Condition DAY
Cloud Condition SCATTERED
Cloud Height above Ground Level (ft) 3000
Ceiling Height above Ground Level (ft) 0
Cloud Type UNKNOWN
Visibility RVR (ft) 0
Visibility RVV (sm) 0
Visibility (sm) 50
Wind Direction (deg) 0
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 0
Wind Condition Indicated Calm

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 91: GENERAL AVIATION
Registration Number N8145D
Aircraft Make PIPER
Aircraft Model PA22
Aircraft Series 160
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight LANDING
Aircraft Use PERSONAL
Flight Plan Filed NONE
Operator Name
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name RUSSELL L. JINDRA
Number of Seats 4
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id
Departure City
Last Departure Point YES
Destination Local DEST & DEPARTURE SAME, ACCIDENT CAN OCCUR ANYWHERE
Destination Airport Id 3Z5
Destination City
Destination State ALASKA
Runway Id 0
Air Carrier Operating Certificates NO
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 2000

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Lycoming
Engine Model O-320-B2A
Engine Horsepower 160
Engine Thrust LBS
Carb/Injection CARBURETOR

INJURY INFORMATION
Injury Summary for Aircraft 1
Fatal Serious Minor None
Crew 0 0 0 0
Pass 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 1
Sequence of Events for Aircraft 1
Occurrence #1
ON GROUND/WATER ENCOUNTER WITH TERRAIN/WATER
Phase of Operation: LANDING - ROLL

Events Sequence for Occurrence #1 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
1 1 TERRAIN CONDITION SNOW COVERED FACTOR

Occurrence #2
LOSS OF CONTROL - ON GROUND/WATER
Phase of Operation: LANDING - ROLL

Events Sequence for Occurrence #2 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
2 2 DIRECTIONAL CONTROL NOT MAINTAINED PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE

Occurrence #3
NOSE OVER
Phase of Operation: LANDING - ROLL

Events Sequence for Occurrence #3 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On November 7, 1999, about 1500 Alaska standard time, a wheel equipped Piper PA-22-160 airplane, N8145D, sustained substantial damage after landing on the Glenn Highway, about 20 miles west of Glennallen, Alaska, at latitude 62 degrees, 03 minutes north, and longitude 146 degrees, 27 minutes west. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The private pilot/airplane owner was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge on November 9, the pilot reported that he had just departed from a portion of the Glenn Highway when he remembered that he had forgotten the keys to his car that was parked at the Glennallen Airport, his intended destination. He stated that he elected to return, and while taxiing to his parking area, he applied the brakes, and both main wheels slid on the snow-covered highway. He said that when the left main wheel contacted a patch of dry pavement, the airplane veered to the left, collided with a drainage ditch, and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings, left lift-strut, and empennage. The pilot noted that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The certificated private pilot had just departed from a portion of the Glenn Highway when he remembered that he had forgotten the keys to his car that was parked at his destination airport. He elected to return, and while taxiing to the parking area, he applied the brakes, and both main wheels slid on the snow-covered highway. He said that when the left main wheel contacted a patch of dry pavement, the airplane veered to the left, collided with a drainage ditch, and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings, left lift-strut, and empennage. The pilot noted that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing. A factor associated with the accident was snow-covered terrain.


END REPORT