NTSB Identification: ANC86LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31173.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 19, 1986 in KOTLIK, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RGII, registration: N4856V
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 PILOT STATED ON APPROACH HE SPOTTED WHAT APPEARED TO BE THE AIRPORT FROM SEVERAL MILES OFF. INSTEAD OF LANDING AT THE AIRPORT, HE LANDED AT A GRAVEL BAR. AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER ON ITS BACK.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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