NTSB Identification: ANC96LA028.
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Accident occurred Saturday, March 02, 1996 in COOPER LANDING, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1996
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N6058D
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot landed on a remote, ice covered lake in a tundra tire equipped airplane. The lake was covered by hard packed snow. During the landing roll out, a tire broke through a soft spot on the snow surface. The airplane nosed over and received damage to the wing lift struts and rudder.

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

the pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing. Soft snow conditions were a factor in the accident.

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