NTSB Identification: ANC87LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33529.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 11, 1987 in ALEKNAGIK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N5430R
Injuries: 4 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 COMMERCIAL PILOT AND HIS THREE PASSENGERS WERE ON A FISHING TRIP TO A REMOTE STREAM IN SOUTHWEST ALASKA. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON A BEACH AREA NEAR THE STREAM AND NOSED THE AIRPLANE OVER. THE AIRPLANE WAS EQUIPPED WITH LARGE 'TUNDRA' TIRES THAT THE PILOT FEELS ADVERSELY AFFECTED THE AIRPLANE'S DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE LANDING ROLL AND CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..INADEQUATE

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