NTSB Identification: ANC12CA048
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 06, 2012 in Platinum, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/26/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 207A, registration: N9874M
Injuries: 3 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 taxiing the airplane through an unmarked ramp area to an adjacent taxiway when he inadvertently taxied into a ditch, which resulted in substantial damage to the airplaneā€™s right wing. The operator stated that the accident could have been prevented had the ramp and taxiway edges been marked with lights or cones.

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

The pilot inadvertently taxied the airplane into a ditch.

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