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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237615
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Date:22-MAR-2020
Time:12:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C175 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 175
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7023E
C/n / msn: 56523
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Soldotna, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:FLTS
Departure airport:Soldotna, AK (SXQ)
Destination airport:Soldotna, AK (SXQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, on the day of the accident, about 6 inches of fresh snow covered the runway's surface. He added that, during the approach to land, he lined up with what he thought was the appropriate runway, slowed the airplane, and applied flaps. Upon touchdown, the nosewheel "dug" into the snow, and the airplane nosed over. The pilot reported that he had unintentionally landed on the ski strip, which had accumulated about 2 ft of snow, and not the intended runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

Probable Cause: The pilot's unintentional selection of the wrong landing surface, which was covered with 2 ft of snow and resulted in a nose-over.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200323X74128&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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