NTSB Identification: ANC96LA136.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 02, 1996 in SKWENTNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/23/1997
Aircraft: Maule M-4, registration: N4726T
Injuries: 2 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 reported he was landing his airplane at a remote gravel bar. He said he touched down further down the gravel bar then he intended, and then realized there was a depression just ahead. He attempted to take off, but his hand was knocked off the throttle by the rough terrain. The airplane entered the depression, the main landing gear dug in, and the airplane nosed over.

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

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

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