NTSB Identification: ANC87LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33326.
Accident occurred Friday, May 29, 1987 in NAKNEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2940C
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 PRIVATE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND AT AN ABANDONED ARPT ON AN UNMAINTAINED DIRT TAXIWAY ADJOINING THE GRAVEL RWY INORDER TO REDUCE THE CROSSWIND COMPONENT. THE ACFT HIT A SOFT SPOT DURING THE LANDING ROLL AND NOSED OVER. THE U.S. DEPT OF COMMERCE'S ALASKA AVIATION SUPPLEMENT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING NOTATION REGARDING THE RWY: 'RWY CONDITION NOT MONITERED, RECOMMEND VISUAL INSPECTION PRIOR TO USING; 1100 FOOT EXTENSION IS ROAD AND TAXIWAY JOINING TWO RUNWAYS NOT CLASSIFIED AS PART OF RUNWAYS.'

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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