NTSB Identification: ANC05LA127.
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Accident occurred Friday, August 05, 2005 in Tyonek, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2006
Aircraft: Piper PA-22-150, registration: N4774A
Injuries: 2 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 14 CFR Part 91 instructor pilot was providing instruction while scouting an off-site landing area. He said during a low pass the airplane started to settle, and he applied power to climb, but the engine failed to respond. He said the airplane touched down, and during the landing roll the airplane nosed over. In his written statement to the NTSB, the pilot wrote that the throttle should have been applied more slowly for the go-around, and that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures associated with the accident.

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

The instructor pilot's inadvertent touchdown during a low pass, and attempted go-around, which resulted in an in-flight collision with terrain, and nose over.

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