NTSB Identification: ANC05CA099.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, July 09, 2005 in Akiachak, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2005
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N73788
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The commercial pilot of the 14 CFR Part 135 air taxi passenger flight said he carried extra airspeed while landing to compensate for gusty wind conditions. He said he landed long, and when he realized he could not stop on the remaining runway, he aborted the landing. The airplane did not become airborne, ran off the end of the runway onto rough terrain, and nosed over. The airplane received structural damage to the left wing.

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

The pilot's delay in aborting the landing, which resulted in the airplane running off the end of the runway and nosing over. A factor associated with the accident was the rough/uneven terrain off the end of the runway.

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