NTSB Identification: ANC94LA092.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 24, 1994 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/26/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N1758R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND HIS FLOAT EQUIPPED AIRPLANE ON GLASSY WATER. THE AIRPLANE CONTACTED THE WATER PREMATURELY IN A FLAT ATTITUDE, SWERVED TO THE RIGHT, AND NOSED OVER.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT MISJUDGED THE LANDING FLARE. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE GLASSY WATER.

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