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December 28, 2023

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-18-150

(Witness) Looked Up And Saw The Airplane Inverted And Spinning In A Nose-Low Attitude

On December 8, 2023, about 1315 Alaska standard time (AKST), a Piper PA-18-150 airplane, N1880P was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Anchor Point, Alaska. The pilot was fatally injured, the passenger sustained critical injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A friend of the pilot, with knowledge of the planned itinerary, stated that the flight originated from a private airstrip on Pike Lake near King Salmon, Alaska. The airplane was expected to fly Northeast towards Chinitna Bay and cross the Cook Inlet to Anchor Point, Alaska before turning Southeast for Homer, Alaska.

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