NTSB Identification: ANC05CA147.
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Accident occurred Friday, September 16, 2005 in Anchorage, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N124SM
Injuries: 2 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 certificated pilot was landing on a grass-covered runway, which was about 1,700 feet long, and about 70 feet wide. The pilot said his landing approach was high, that he landed long on wet grass, and skidded off the right side of the runway. The nose landing gear dug into the ground, and the airplane nosed over in an area of trees. It received damage to the propeller, left wing, and the right elevator.

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

The pilot's misjudgment of distance/speed during landing, which resulted in an overrun, a loss of directional control, and a nose over during the landing roll.

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