ANC95LA097
ANC95LA097

On July 5, 1995, about 1830 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Cessna model 180 airplane, N2975C, sustained substantial damage while taxiing after landing on a beach on the west shore of Bristol Bay, located approximately 12 miles west of Naknek, Alaska. The solo private pilot reported no injury. The local pleasure flight operated in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The flight departed Naknek about 1730.

The pilot reported he landed low on the beach, and was continuing to taxi to a spot higher on the shoreline to be above the incoming tide. While taxiing, he made a turn to the right, and the left main landing gear tire struck a 2 foot in diameter rock. The left main landing gear was torn from the fuselage, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage.

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