NTSB Identification: ANC00LA043.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 12, 2000 in DELTA JUNCTION, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/2001
Aircraft: Cessna U206F, registration: N8255Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The commercial certificated pilot was landing at a remote mining airstrip. He was flying a load of fuel to the airstrip. The airstrip, oriented north/south is 1,500 feet long, and 75 feet wide. The pilot said he was landing toward the north with about a 15 knot headwind. He said the south end of the airstrip was covered by mud and water from melting snow, and the north end of the strip was covered by snow. He overflew the area of water, and touched down on the snow. As he touched down, the headwind decreased to zero. He was unable to stop the airplane from going off the end of the airstrip. The airplane received damage to the left main landing gear attach point, the left gear, and about four feet of the outboard end of the left wing.

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

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing. Factors in the accident were snow-covered terrain, and a short runway/landing area.

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