NTSB Identification: ANC89FA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37523.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 10, 1988 in CHUGIAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172I, registration: N8319L
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT LOST CONTROL, SKIDDED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE WET ICY RUNWAY, AND NOSED OVER IN A SNOWBANK DURING THE LANDING PHASE OF AN ATTEMPTED TOUCH AND GO LANDING. HE STATED THAT WHILE ON DOWNWIND, HE SAW THE WIND SOCK INDICATE A CHANGE OF WIND DIRECTION, BUT DECIDED TO LAND WITH THE TAILWIND SINCE A CESSNA 152 HAD JUST SUCCESSFULLY DONE SO. VARIABLE, GUSTY WINDS, AND TURBULENCE HAD BEEN FORECAST, BUT THE 53 HOUR PRIVATE PILOT FAILED TO HEED A RECOMMENDATION NOT TO FLY.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

HAZARDOUS WEATHER ADVISORY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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