NTSB Identification: ANC83LA028
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 30, 1982 in DRIFT RIVER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1983
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D1, registration: N44219
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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHILE HE WAS LANDING ON CRUSTY SNOW, THE LEFT SKI BROKE THROUGH THE CRUST AND HIT A LOG THAT WAS BURIED BENEATH THE SNOW. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT GEAR FAILED 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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)

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