Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2010 Issue

March 13, 2010, Aniak, Alaska, Piper PA-22-160

The private pilot was flying about 75 feet above the ground, looking for a landing area on a frozen river. The wind was gusting, the airplane rolled 90 degrees, and he was unable to counter the roll before impacting terrain. He reported there were no mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident.

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