NTSB Identification: SEA89LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40036.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 11, 1989 in GERLACH, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/02/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N2873C
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT HE LANDED ON AN OPEN AREA TO PICK UP FIRE WOOD FOR A CAMPING TRIP. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER IN MUD. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTION WITH THE AIRPLANE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

THE PILOT DISPLAYED POOR JUDGEMENT BY SELECTING UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR LANDING. AS A RESULT, THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER DURING THE LANDING ROLL ON THE SOFT TERRAIN.

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