On April 28, 1996, about 1300 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Cessna 180, N212RF, nosed over while landing on a remote area of beach, about 7 miles west of Hope, Alaska. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) local area personal flight when the accident occurred. The airplane, registered to and operated by the pilot, sustained substantial damage. The certificated airline transport pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight originated at the Quartz Creek airport, Cooper Landing, Alaska, at 1230. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
In a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), the pilot reported that he was landing on a 1,500 feet long area to the west. During the landing roll, the airplane's tires settled into a soft muddy area and the airplane nosed over. It received damage to the leading edge of the left wing, wing tip and rudder.