NTSB Identification: ANC12CA020
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 26, 2012 in Old Minto, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/15/2012
Aircraft: HELIO H-295, registration: N713C
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 pilot was landing the ski-equipped airplane on a snow-covered lake when the left ski encountered a snow drift, and the airplane nosed over, resulting in substantial damage to the left wing and vertical stabilizer. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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

The pilot's decision to land on unsuitable terrain, which resulted in the airplane nosing over.

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