NTSB Identification: ANC96LA156.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 09, 1996 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N6022B
Injuries: 1 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 float equipped airplane to the south on a remote lake to pick up some friends who had been moose hunting. This was his third flight of the day to the same lake. Prior to landing, he estimated the surface wind as southerly at 10 knots. During the landing roll, he said the right wing suddenly rose, the toe of the left float dug into the water, and the airplane nosed over. The pilot said his friends on the shore rescued him with their boat, and that they reported a strong wind gust just after the airplane touched down on the lake. The pilot also noted a storm was located to the south of the lake.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for gusty wind conditions during the landing roll. A factor associated with the accident is the gusty wind conditions.

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