NTSB Identification: ANC99LA144.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 13, 1999 in PORT HEIDEN, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Champion 7ECA, registration: N3017G
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The private certificated pilot departed a beach next to the airport for a local flight. During the landing roll upon his return to the beach, he began a right turn to proceed uphill from the water. The main landing gear tires struck a clump of grass, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane received damage to the right wing spar, the windshield, and the vertical stabilizer.

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

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing.

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