NTSB Identification: ANC98LA024.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, March 03, 1998 in TATITNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/08/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 180H, registration: N4751U
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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During the landing roll on a snow covered landing strip, the airplane's skis began to track in a snow machine rut, pulling the airplane to the left. The pilot applied power and full right rudder, but the airplane continued left, striking trees on the edge of the 1,200-foot-long by 12-foot-wide landing strip.

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

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing. A factor was the snow machine ruts creating a rough landing surface.

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