NTSB Identification: ANC12CA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Skwentna, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/15/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5874A
Injuries: 2 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 on a gravel runway as part of an organized fly-in event. During the landing roll, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) entered and proceeded down the runway, weaving from side to side. To avoid the ATV, the pilot pulled back on the control yoke. The airplane climbed and then drifted to the left, striking a tree on the edge of the runway; the airplane then turned left 180 degrees and came to rest in the brush alongside the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right aileron. The pilot noted that the accident might have been avoided if the organization that hosted the event had taken responsibility for securing the runway.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The improper decision of the driver of the all-terrain vehicle to enter an active runway. Full narrative available
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