NTSB Identification: ANC82DA029
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 125: 20+ Pax,6000+ lbs
Accident occurred Sunday, March 28, 1982 in WULIK RIVER STR, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/28/1983
Aircraft: CURTISS-WRIGHT C-46A, registration: N9852F
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PILOT NOTED THAT THERE WAS A CARGO PLANE BEING UNLOADED AT THE END OF A 4100 FT, SNOW COVERED RUNWAY. HE ELECTED TO LAND FROM THE OPPOSITE END WITHIN THE FIRST 4000 FT. THE WIND WAS CALM. DURING THE LANDING FLARE, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR STRUCK A SNOW BERM AT THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY AND FAILED. THE PLANE BOUNCED ON THE RUNWAY AND THE LEFT GEAR FOLDED. THE PLANE THEN SLID ABOUT 1000 FT ON ITS BELLY TO A STOP.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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