NTSB Identification: ANC95LA011.
The docket is stored in the Docket Management System (DMS). Please contact Records Management Division
Accident occurred Saturday, November 19, 1994 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/29/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 185F, registration: N9618H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT WAS LANDING ON A FROZEN LAKE TO EXCHANGE THE MAIN LANDING GEAR WHEELS FOR SKI EQUIPMENT. THE INTENDED AIRPORT, A SEAPLANE BASE, HAD BEEN CLOSED DUE TO SLUSH AND SOFT ICE CONDITIONS. A NOTAM HAD BEEN ISSUED AND THE PILOT WAS ADVISED OF THE NOTAM PRIOR TO LANDING. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED SOFT ICE/SNOW AND NOSED OVER.

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

THE PILOT'S SELECTION OF UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR LANDING. THE PILOT'S DISREGARD OF A NOTAM THAT CLOSED THE RUNWAY AND A SLUSH COVERED RUNWAY AREA WERE FACTORS IN THE ACCIDENT.

Full narrative available

Index for Nov1994 | Index of months