NTSB Identification: ANC86LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31853.
Accident occurred Friday, June 27, 1986 in TYONEK, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N9033A
Injuries: 3 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 RELATIVELY INEXPERIENCED PRIVATE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND HIS AIRPLANE ON A GRAVEL BEACH AS THE TIDE WAS RECEDING. HE FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE AIRPLANE WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED IN THE ENSUING GROUND LOOP.

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

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

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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