NTSB Identification: ANC92LA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45864.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 13, 1991 in BERNERS BAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/23/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N4693B
Injuries: 2 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 WHEN HE TURNED THE AIRPLANE AROUND IN PREPARATION FOR A TAKEOFF FROM THE BEACH, THE WHEEL ON THE INSIDE OF THE TURN DUG DOWN INTO THE SAND. WHEN POWER WAS APPLIED TO BEGIN THE TAKEOFF RUN, THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER.

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

THE PILOT'S LOSS OF CONTROL DURING THE PRE TAKEOFF TAXI, DUE TO HIS IMPROPER HANDLING OF THE AIRPLANE. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE SOFT TAKEOFF AREA.

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