NTSB Identification: ANC98LA007.
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Accident occurred Sunday, October 26, 1997 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1999
Aircraft: Piper PA-12, registration: N4380M
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 reported he was landing his tundra tire equipped airplane on a tidal area that was covered with thin ice. During the landing roll, the main landing gear tires fell through the ice into a depression. The airplane decelerated rapidly, and then slowly 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 area.

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