NTSB Identification: ANC97LA020.
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Accident occurred Monday, January 13, 1997 in GUSTAVUS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/21/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 140, registration: N2400N
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot was planning to land at a remote airport. Areas of low ground fog moved into the airport environment. The pilot decided to land on an adjacent beach area until the fog dissipated. During the landing roll, the airplane encountered an area of soft terrain and nosed over. The airplane received damage to a wing lift strut and the rudder cap.

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

the pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing. The soft terrain was a related factor.

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