NTSB Identification: ANC85LA144.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29553.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 01, 1985 in PORT ALSWORTH, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA C-182K, registration: N3121Q
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 PILOT-IN-COMMAND STATED THAT HE MISJUDGED HIS HEIGHT ABOVE THE RUNWAY'S SURFACE AFTER MAKING HIS APPROACH FROM OVER THE WATER. HE FLARED 10 TO 15 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND. UPON TOUCHDOWN HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE AND IT LEFT THE RUNWAY'S SURFACE AND NOSED OVER.

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

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

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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