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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143874
Last updated: 29 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182A Skylane
Registration: N6147B
C/n / msn: 34147
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Hood Strip Airport - Z41, Anchorage, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Soldotna, AK (PAXS)
Destination airport:Anchorage, AK (Z41)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was cleared to land his wheel-equipped airplane at a lighted gravel airstrip at night, when he mistakenly landed on a frozen, snow-covered lake used by ski-equipped airplanes. The lake was adjacent to the airstrip. During the landing roll, the airplane's wheels contacted deep snow, and it nosed over, sustaining substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. Airport rescue personnel reported that, when they arrived on scene, the pilot said that he had landed on the airstrip and that he was unaware that he had inadvertently landed on a frozen lake. He also said that he was familiar with the airstrip, as he had flown in and out of the airstrip for many years. The pilot indicated that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadvertent landing on a frozen lake in dark night conditions.



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 Nov 2007 N6147B Private 0 6 miles N of Tacoma Narrows Airport (TIW), Tacoma, WA sub

Revision history:

21-Feb-2012 12:02 Alpine Flight Added
21-Feb-2012 12:46 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
17-Apr-2012 22:52 Geno Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:19 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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