On July 31, 2005, about 1600 Alaska daylight time, a tailwheel-equipped Cessna 170B airplane, N6946C, sustained substantial damage following a loss of control while landing at the Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks, Alaska. The airplane was being operated by the pilot as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal local flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The solo private pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
In a written statement provided to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) dated August 3, the pilot reported that he was practicing wheel landings at the airport when the airplane "bounced," and a gust of wind lifted the left wing. He wrote the right wing "hit the pavement, followed by the prop and left wing." The airplane sustained structural damage to both wings.