NTSB Identification: ANC87LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33551.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 15, 1987 in SKWENTNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 185F, registration: N9618H
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.

WHILE TAXIING ON SKIS AT EXCESS SPEED, THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE IN A CROSSWIND. THE LANDING GEAR BOX FAILED CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE AIRFRAME AND PROPELLER.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL



Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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