NTSB Identification: ANC05LA072.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 07, 2005 in Cordova, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2005
Aircraft: Piper PA-18, registration: N9206Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The commercial certificated pilot was landing a tundra tire-equipped airplane on a beach. During the landing roll, the airplane encountered an unseen bump in the terrain. The tailwheel bounced which resulted in a nose over. The airplane received structural damage to the fuselage, wing lift struts, propeller and rudder.

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

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, and his failure to maintain control of the airplane, which resulted in a nose over during the landing roll. A factor contributing to the accident was uneven terrain.

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