NTSB Identification: ANC96LA030.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, March 04, 1996 in SKWENTNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 185F, registration: N5246E
Injuries: 3 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 landed the ski-equipped airplane on a rough and uneven frozen lake, and the left main landing gear collapsed. Inspection showed that the gear failure was consistent with overload forces.

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

the pilot's selection of an unsuitable area for landing. A factor associated with the accident was the rough and uneven terrain.

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