NTSB Identification: ANC05CA145.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 03, 2005 in McGrath, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 180, registration: N4707U
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.

During a cross-country business flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, the airline transport certificated pilot landed on a gravel bar. Search and rescue aircraft responded to the area of the landing site after receiving an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. The airplane was located overturned, but the pilot declined rescue. The pilot reported via e-mail to the NTSB IIC that the airplane received damage to the propeller, a wingtip, and the top of the vertical stabilizer, and indicated that a major repair would likely be necessary. The NTSB IIC confirmed the damage to airplane with recovery personnel who reported structural damage to the fuselage at the upper left cabin, the leading edges of both wings, the top of the vertical stabilizer, and the top of the rudder.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during the landing roll, which resulted in a nose over.

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