NTSB Identification: ANC13LA059
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Skwentna, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N7698M
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On June 29, 2013, about 1430 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna 175 airplane, N7698M, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing, following a partial loss of engine power near Skwentna, Alaska. The airline transport rated pilot and one passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to, and operated by the pilot as a visual flight rules personal cross-country flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was originating from the Yentna Lodge Strip, destined to Merrill Field, Anchorage, Alaska.
According to the pilot, he was departing from the grass-covered runway, and at approximately 100 feet above the ground, the airplane’s engine began to lose power. Unable to maintain altitude, the pilot landed the airplane in swamp, and during the landing the airplane nosed over, substantially damaging the wings and vertical stabilizer.
The pilot stated that the engine had just been returned to service after being rebuilt, and that it had operated approximately 3 hours since being returned to service.
A detailed NTSB examination of the airplane and engine are pending.
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