ANC98LA013
ANC98LA013

On December 16, 1997, about 1930 Alaska standard time, a Cessna 206 airplane, N9575G, sustained substantial damage during landing at the Mountain Village Airport, Mountain Village, Alaska. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) flight under Title 14 CFR Part 91 when the accident occurred. The airplane is operated by Hageland Aviation Services Inc., Anchorage Alaska. The certificated airline transport pilot, and the sole passenger, were not injured. Night, visual meteorological conditions prevailed. VFR company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight originated at the St. Mary's Airport, St. Mary's, Alaska, at 1918.

During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), on December 17, 1997, the pilot, who is the Chief Pilot for the operator, reported he was landing on runway 02 at Mountain Village to drop the passenger off. During the touchdown, the airplane landed hard and bounced into the air. When the airplane again touched down, the nose gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground. The airplane received damage to the nose gear strut, propeller, and a right wing rib.

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