ANC05CA114
ANC05CA114

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.

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.

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