NTSB Identification: ANC90LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39546.
Accident occurred Friday, January 19, 1990 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/28/1991
Aircraft: STINSON 108-3, registration: N551C
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 PLT TOOK OFF AT NIGHT ON A LOCAL PROFICIENCY FLT. HE RPRTD THAT WHILE IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN TO PRACTICE LANDINGS, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE & WIND SHEAR. DURING THE 2ND LANDING, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN SNOW JUST SHORT OF THE RWY & NOSED OVER.

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

THE PILOT MISJUDGED HIS DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE TO THE RUNWAY ON FINAL APPROACH, AND FAILED TO ATTAIN THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: DARK NIGHT, UNFAVORABLE WIND WIND CONDITIONS AND SNOW COVERED TERRAIN.

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