CHI94LA139
CHI94LA139

On April 20, 1994, at 1530 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 172K, N46474, sustained substantial damage when it crashed near Howes, South Dakota. The commercial pilot and the two passengers in the airplane were not injured. The personal flight originated at the Rapid City Regional Airport. No flight plan was filed, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

The pilot reported the purpose of the flight was to drop a package to two persons who were canoeing on the river. He stated he made a low pass, dropped the package, then became distracted before he executed a pull-up and go-around. The airplane inadvertently touched down on the soft river bank. After touchdown, the landing gear sank into the soft soil, and the airplane nosed-over.

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