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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210284
Last updated: 21 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172
Registration: N271BJ
C/n / msn: 36069
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Juneau, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Juneau, AK (JNU)
Destination airport:Juneau, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the wheel-equipped airplane reported that, while landing on an unimproved snow-covered airstrip, he misjudged the surface condition. He added that, as the nose gear touched down, the wheel broke through the snow and that the airplane turned sideways and then nosed over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the front windshield and both wings.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in a nose-over.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-May-2018 13:43 ASN Update Bot Added

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