NTSB Identification: SEA02LA077.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 28, 2002 in New Plymouth, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/08/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 177B, registration: N34858
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot of the Cessna 177B was landing at his private strip to the south on the 1,300 foot long dirt runway when the right main gear encountered soft terrain. The wheel sunk in and then the right gear collapsed.

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

The pilot's use of unsuitable terrain (landing surface) at his privately owned landing site. A contribtuing factor was the soft area which the aircraft's right main wheel encountered.

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