NTSB Identification: ANC07CA049.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 2007 in Egegik, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/30/2007
Aircraft: Britten-Norman BN2A26, registration: N27MR
Injuries: 7 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 airline transport certificated pilot reported he was landing on a beach at the conclusion of a Title 14, CFR Part 135 on-demand flight with six passengers. During the landing roll, the nose wheel encountered soft sand, and was deflected sideways, resulting in structural damage to the firewall bulkhead. During a telephone conversation with the NTSB investigator-in-charge a day after the accident, the pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical problems with the airplane, and that the landing was uneventful until the nose wheel sunk into the sand.

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

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in structural damage during the landing roll when the airplane encountered soft sand.

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