Pilot Made A Call On The Radio Saying He Was Returning Downwind

Location: Wasilla, AK Accident Number: ANC22FA069
Date & Time: August 29, 2022, 12:45 Local Registration: N2723P
Aircraft: Story Charles Brad TT Fox Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On August 29, 2022, about 1245 Alaska daylight time, a Charles Brad Story TT FOX amateur-built airplane, N2723P sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident at the Wolf Lake Airport, Wasilla, Alaska. The pilot was critically injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot had departed from runway 08 at the Wolf Lake Airport (4AK6). Witnesses on the airport observed the airplane departing to the south and then heard the airplane returning towards the airport with the engine rpm fluctuating from idle to full throttle. The pilot made a call on the radio saying he was returning downwind. The airplane flew over one of the witnesses about 400 yards from the accident site. He reported seeing the airplane in a right-wing low attitude about 50 feet over the house traveling at a fast speed.

The airplane impacted the gable end of a hangar on the north/south gravel runway. All the airplane’s major components were located at the main accident site.

A detailed wreckage examination is pending.

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