NTSB Identification: ANC88LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35177.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 08, 1988 in BIG LAKE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N68945
Injuries: 2 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 NEWLY CERTIFICATED PRIVATE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO PERFORM A SOFT-FIELD, TOUCH-AND-GO LANDING AT AN UNIMPROVED, OFF-AIRPORT SITE IN DEEP SNOW. THE AIRPLANE'S MAIN LANDING GEAR BECAME MIRED IN THE SNOW, THE NOSE WHEEL PITCHED DOWN AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED-OVER.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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