NTSB Identification: ANC02LA054.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 18, 2002 in Talkeetna, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/2003
Aircraft: Meeuwsen Gordon Wagabond traveler, registration: N36GM
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 pilot of the airplane landed on a sandbar. While taxiing to park the airplane the main landing gear rolled into a deep wash, and the airplane nosed over. In his written statement to the NTSB, the pilot noted that the accident was caused by his excessive taxi speed, and a gust of wind that lifted the tail of the airplane.

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

The pilots excessive taxi speed. Factors associated with the accident are the rough and uneven terrain of the sandbar, and gusting winds.

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