SEA96LA052
SEA96LA052

On February 11, 1996, approximately 1740 Pacific standard time (PST), a Stinson 108-3, N417DW, nosed over while landing at a private airstrip near Hubbard, Oregon. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured, but the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The personal pleasure flight, which departed Newberg, Oregon about 10 minutes earlier, was operating in visual meteorological conditions at the time of the accident. No flight plan had been filed, and there was no report of an ELT activation.

According to the pilot, he was attempting to land at his 800 foot turf airstrip, when he inadvertently touched down about 20 feet short of the runway. The aircraft nosed over when it contacted the soft mud off the approach end of the runway.

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