NTSB Identification: ANC02LA015.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR (D.B.A. Northern Air Cargo Inc.)
Accident occurred Thursday, February 14, 2002 in Kotzebue, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/03/2002
Aircraft: Boeing 727-100, registration: N190AJ
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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During the base to final leg of the circle to land approach, the pilot overshot the centerline of the runway. On short final and at a low altitude, the pilot still had not attained alignment with the centerline of the runway. The pilot made a left turn, and then a right turn, attempting to align the airplane with the runway. During the right turn, he dragged the right wing on the snow-covered ground, damaging the outboard leading-edge slat.

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

The pilot's decision to continue an unstabalized approach to landing. A factor associated with the accident is the pilot's failure to attain proper alignment with the runway.

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