NTSB Identification: ANC91LA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45183.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 24, 1991 in PURKEYPILE MINE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1993
Aircraft: MAULE M-5, registration: N51645
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 STATED THAT HE MISTAKENLY LANDED ON A DIFFERENT PART OF THE GRAVEL BAR THAN HE HAD INTENDED. DURING THE LANDING ROLL HE SAW A DITCH TO HIS FRONT, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP BEFORE THE AIRPLANE RAN INTO IT.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT ON THE GRAVEL BAR. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT'S INATTENTIVENESS AND THE DITCH IN THE GRAVEL BAR.

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