NTSB Identification: ANC89LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38976.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 09, 1989 in TOGIAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/19/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 180H, registration: N2747X
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.

WHILE LANDING ON A BEACH IN POOR LIGHTING CONDITIONS, THE PILOT FAILED TO SEE A 55-GALLON DRUM IN TIME TO AVOID HITTING IT. HE HAD INTENTIONALLY LANDED SLIGHTLY RIGHT OF THE USUAL LANDING AREA TO AVOID CLOSE PROXIMITY WITH ACFT ON THE LEFT. THE DRUM CONTAINED GASOLINE WHICH SOMEONE HAD LEFT NEAR THE RIGHT EDGE OF THE USUAL LANDING AREA.

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

IMPROPER PLANNING/DECISION BY THE PILOT. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WERE: LIGHT CONDITIONS AT DUSK, AN UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION (DRUM THAT SOMEONE HAD LEFT NEAR THE LANDING AREA).

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