NTSB Identification: DEN04LA144.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 02, 2004 in Greeley, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/2005
Aircraft: Aviat A-1, registration: N6XJ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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According to the pilot, he had just touched down short of his intended landing site and was rolling out when the nose wheel became stuck in the sand. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted near the river causing substantial damage.

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

the pilot's improper in-flight decision to land on an unimproved surface and the pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. Contributing to the accident was the soft landing surface.

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