NTSB Identification: ANC02LA056.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 21, 2002 in Chugiak, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 185, registration: N9378H
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 accident airplane made a straight-in approach to the 1,000 feet long airstrip. The pilot said he thought his ground speed felt a little fast, and that he thought he might have landed with a tailwind. He said the airplane touched down about halfway down the runway. He said when the main wheels touched he applied the brakes, the wheels locked-up, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane came to rest upside down near the center of the airstrip. A postaccident inspection by the pilot's mechanic disclosed no anomalies with the brakes.

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

The pilot's excessive braking, which resulted in a noseover during landing. Factors associated with the accident were the pilot's improper touchdown point, and landing with a tailwind.

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