NTSB Identification: ANC89LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37251.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, November 14, 1988 in KASITSNA BAY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N4759E
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 WAS LANDING ON A BEACH TO DELIVER MAIL. HE RPRTD THAT DURING TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT SKIPPED ABOUT 50 FT BEFORE SETTLING TO THE GROUND, THEN IT REMAINED IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND & ROLLED STRAIGHT AHEAD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT THOUGHT THE NOSE-OVER MIGHT HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY THE ACFT WHEELS HITTING A SOFT SPOT ON THE BEACH WHILE HE WAS APPLYING BRAKES. THE USABLE LANDING AREA ON THE BEACH WAS RPRTD TO BE ABOUT 900 FT. THE PLT HAD LANDED ON THE BEACH MANY TIMES DURING HIS 8 YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT WITH THE COMPANY.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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