NTSB Identification: ANC95LA084.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT
Accident occurred Monday, June 05, 1995 in MCGRATH, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/29/1996
Aircraft: LOCKHEED L-382E, registration: N906SJ
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT WAS MAKING AN APPROACH TO A 3800 FOOT LONG GRAVEL AIRSTRIP WHICH HAD A 60 FOOT HILL AT THE APPROACH END. THE AIRPLANE'S TAIL STRUCK THE GROUND DURING LANDING. ACCORDING TO INFORMATION FROM THE OPERATOR, THE AIRPLANE'S SINK RATE WAS NOT SUFFICIENTLY ARRESTED BY THE FLIGHT CREW BEFORE TOUCHDOWN, AND THE TAIL SKID STRUCK THE GROUND DURING THE LANDING FLARE.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND TO ASSURE THE AIRPLANE WAS ADEQUATELY FLARED FOR LANDING.

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