NTSB Identification: ANC89LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37002.
Accident occurred Friday, October 21, 1988 in SELDOVIA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N820AK
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 PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND HIS CESSNA 180 AIRPLANE ON THE BEACH NEAR SELDOVIA, AK. THE MAIN LANDING GEAR ENCOUNTERED A SOFT SPOT DURING THE LANDING ROLL, AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. AFTERWARD, THE PILOT ELECTED TO FLY THE AIRPLANE TO ITS HOME BASE 150 MILES FROM THE ACCIDENT SITE WITHOUT OBTAINING A FERRY PERMIT OR HAVING THE AIRPLANE EXAMINED BY A CERTIFIED AIRPLANE MECHANIC. THE AIRPLANE HAD SUSTAINED MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE WING SPAR AND FUSELAGE. THE PILOT DID NOT REPORT THE ACCIDENT UNTIL QUESTIONED BY THE NTSB.

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..SOFT

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