NTSB Identification: ANC02LA109.
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Accident occurred Thursday, August 29, 2002 in ANIAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/29/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 206, registration: N5209X
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 commercial certificated pilot was landing a tundra tire-equipped airplane on tundra-covered terrain to drop off camping supplies. The pilot said he had landed at the site before, which was about 900 feet long by 80 feet wide, and oriented in a southeast/northwest direction. He said he was landing toward the southeast. During the landing roll, the nose wheel dropped into an unseen hole, and the airplane received damage to the nose wheel strut, propeller, engine cowling, and the outboard rib of the right wing.

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

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing. A contributing factor in the accident was the rough and uneven terrain (hole) in the landing area.

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