NTSB Identification: ANC99LA154.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 26, 1999 in PILOT POINT, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/17/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 180, registration: N4563B
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 was landing on an approximate 1,000 feet long volcanic cinder area. He described the visibility as unlimited, the winds at five knots, and said there was light rain on the windshield. The airplane was in the landing flare when the left main landing gear contacted a two feet high tundra hummock. He said that when the main wheels touched down, the left landing gear leg collapsed. The left elevator, and left aileron sustained substantial damage. He told the IIC that he had landed in the same location numerous times, and during this landing misjudged the touchdown point.

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

The pilot's misjudgment of the touchdown point. A factor in the accident was the uneven terrain.

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