NTSB Identification: SEA84LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22415.
Accident occurred Friday, November 25, 1983 in NR. WRANGELL, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA A150K AEROBAT, registration: N8403M
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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING LANDING ON A SNOW COVERED SAND BAR. THE WEATHER WAS VMC. THE PLT SAID HE UNDERESTIMATED THE DEPTH OF THE SNOW AND UPON LANDING THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SAND BAR

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