NTSB Identification: ANC03LA036.
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Accident occurred Friday, March 28, 2003 in Palmer, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/2003
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150, registration: N4448Z
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported that the tundra-tire equipped airplane nosed over after encountering soft snow during landing on a snow-covered lake. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the top of both wings.

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

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in an encounter with soft snow, and subsequent nose over during the landing roll. A factor contributing to the accident was the soft, snow-covered terrain.

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