NTSB Identification: ANC10CA050
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 05, 2010 in Kenai, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/12/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N266V
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.

The private pilot was landing at an off-airport site on a personal flight. Prior to landing he flew over the landing area several times to survey its condition. While taxiing to the edge of the landing area the airplane's tires sank into a hole, causing the airplane to nose over. The pilot said that there were no mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident. The airplane's right and left wings and the left wing forward spar sustained substantial damage.

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

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, resulting in the airplane nosing over during taxi.

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