NTSB Identification: ANC94LA102.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 09, 1994 in BETHEL, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/26/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N756NG
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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THE PILOT STATED THAT HE MISJUDGED THE STRENGTH OF THE TAILWIND AND LANDED THE AIRPLANE HALFWAY DOWN THE 1800 FOOT WET SAND/GRAVEL STRIP. HE CONSIDERED BUT CANCELLED OUT A GO-AROUND BECAUSE HE BELIEVED THAT HE WAS COMMITTED TO LANDING THE PLANE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT MISJUDGED THE STRENGTH OF THE TAILWIND AND DID NOT PERFORM A GO-AROUND IN A TIMELY FASHION SO AS TO AVOID LANDING THE AIRPLANE HALFWAY DOWN THE STRIP. FACTORS IN THE ACCIDENT WERE THE WET LANDING STRIP AND THE TAILWIND. Full narrative available
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