NTSB Identification: ANC95LA176.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 23, 1995 in CRAIG, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N9208C
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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The pilot was taxiing the airplane for takeoff in rough water, using the plow taxi technique. During the taxi, the airplane was pulled to the right. Examination of the airplane showed damage to the right wing and the spar of the horizontal stabilizer. The pilot did not see an object in the water that could have struck the airplane.

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

The pilot's selection of an unsuitable taxi/takeoff area.

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