NTSB Identification: ANC01LA107.
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Accident occurred Thursday, August 09, 2001 in Big Lake, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/15/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 180H, registration: N2716X
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported he was attempting to takeoff from near the mouth of a river in a float-equipped airplane. During the takeoff roll, the right float collided with a sand bar, and the main landing gear collapsed, resulting in substantial damage to the airframe.

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

The pilot's selection of an unsuitable area for takeoff.

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