NTSB Identification: ANC83LA014
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 21, 1982 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N7964V
Injuries: 1 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.
PRIOR TO LANDING, THE PILOT WAS ADVISED THAT THE LAKES WERE CLOSED BY THE AIRPORT MANAGEMENT AND THAT HE WOULD BE LANDING AT HIS OWN RISK. HE ACKNOWLEDGED THE RADIO TRANSMISSION, BUT ELECTED TO LAND HIS SKI EQUIPPED PLANE ON THE FROZEN LAKE. THE LAKE HAD BEEN CLOSED DUE TO ROUGH, RUTTED ICE CONDITIONS WHICH HAD BEEN CONSIDERED UNSUITABLE FOR SKI OR WHEEL OPERATIONS. THE LANDING WAS NORMAL UNTIL ABOUT 300 TO 400 FT PAST THE TOUCHDOWN POINT WHERE THE LEFT SKI/GEAR ENCOUNTERED A DIAGONAL RUT AND FAILED.
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
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