NTSB Identification: ANC89LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40306.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 03, 1989 in IGUSHIK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/18/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N4760M
Injuries: 2 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 STATED THAT WHILE LANDING ON A BEACH, THE LEFT WHEEL HIT A SOFT SPOT & THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. THE LEFT WING & PROPELLER THEN HIT THE GROUND, WHICH RESULTED IN FURTHER DAMAGE.

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

THE PILOT SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR A LANDING. SOFT TERRAIN WAS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR.

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