The Cessna 170B pilot departed a remote, off-airport site near Glennallen, Alaska, to search for a moose he had shot earlier in the day. A witness observed the airplane perform a series of low-altitude maneuvers before flying by his location about 80 to 100 feet above the ground.
The airplane then began a left turn, and the nose pitched down abruptly and began to spin. The airplane subsequently descended vertically, nose first, and it collided with the tundra and brush-covered terrain. The pilot was killed. [Read more…]