NTSB Identification: DEN05CA149.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 28, 2005 in Brigham City, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 206, registration: N206FB
Injuries: 1 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.
According to the pilot, he was flying low and slow, when he added power to climb out. The airplane did not climb so the pilot elected to perform a precautionary landing in the dry lake bed. After landing, the pilot noted he had "more flaps extended" than he had intended. The pilot retracted flaps and added power to depart. During the departure roll, the nose wheel sank into the soft dirt and the airplane nosed over, causing substantial damage. An examination of the airplane's systems revealed no anomalies.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's improper in-flight planning and decision making and failure to maintain aircraft control during the ground roll.. Contributing to the accident was the soft dirt. Full narrative available
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