NTSB Identification: ANC00LA050
Accident occurred Friday, April 28, 2000 in WASILLA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N3725D
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 private certificated pilot was landing to the west on his private airstrip. The grass airstrip, oriented east/west, is 1,300 feet long, and 100 feet wide. The pilot said the west end of the airstrip was soft, and during the landing roll, the airplane nose wheel dug into the soft ground. The propeller and the left wingtip then struck the ground. The airplane received damage to the propeller, about 12 inches of the outboard end of the left wing, and the left wing spar.

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

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing. A factor in the accident was a soft area of runway.

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