NTSB Identification: ANC86LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28873.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 12, 1985 in RAINBOW LAKE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N9115U
Injuries: 2 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 PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON A SNOW COVERED, FROZEN LAKE, HE WAS UNABLE TO HOLD THE NOSE GEAR UP, DUE TO THE DEPTH OF THE SNOW. WHEN THE NOSE CAME DOWN, THE NOSE GEAR BUCKLED UNDER & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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

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