NTSB Identification: ANC82DA018
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 09, 1982 in FORT YUKON, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/09/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N8456Q
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT HAD LANDED THE WHEEL/SKI EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT AT A FIELD SITE TO PICK-UP A PASSENGER. WHILE TAXIING IN SNOW, ESTIMATED TO BE 14 TO 15 INCHES DEEP, THE RIGHT SKI HIT SOMETHING IN THE SNOW AND THE PLANE NOSED OVER.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)

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