GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA043
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA043
Event Id 20001212X20748
Local Date 04/12/2000
Local Time 1620
State AK
Airport Name POGO MINE AIRSTRIP
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity NONE
Record Status
Mid Air Collision NO
Event Location ON AIRPORT/AIRSTRIP

WEATHER INFORMATION
Weather Briefing Complete UNKNOWN
Basic Weather Conditions VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL COND
Light Condition DAY
Cloud Condition CLEAR
Cloud Height above Ground Level (ft) 0
Ceiling Height above Ground Level (ft) 0
Cloud Type NONE
Visibility RVR (ft) 0
Visibility RVV (sm) 0
Visibility (sm) 40
Wind Direction (deg) 360
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 15
Wind Condition Indicated Unknown

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 91: GENERAL AVIATION
Registration Number N8255Q
Aircraft Make CESSNA
Aircraft Model U206
Aircraft Series F
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight UNDEFINED
Aircraft Use BUSINESS
Flight Plan Filed VFR
Operator Name ALLWEST FREIGHT INC
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name ALLWEST FREIGHT INC.
Number of Seats 1
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed UNKNOWN
ELT Operated UNKNOWN
Departure Airport Id D66
Departure City DELTA JUNCTION
Departure State ALASKA
Last Departure Point NO
Destination Local CRASH AT DESTINATION CITY
Destination Airport Id
Destination City
Runway Id 36
Runway Length 1500
Runway Width 75
Air Carrier Operating Certificates YES
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 3300

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Continental
Engine Model IO-520
Engine Horsepower 300
Engine Thrust HP
Carb/Injection FUEL INJECTED

INJURY INFORMATION
Injury Summary for Aircraft 1
Fatal Serious Minor None
Crew 0 0 0 0
Pass 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 1
Sequence of Events for Aircraft 1
Occurrence #1
OVERRUN
Phase of Operation: LANDING - ROLL

Events Sequence for Occurrence #1 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
1 1 TERRAIN CONDITION SNOW COVERED FACTOR
2 2 UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA SELECTED PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE
3 1 TERRAIN CONDITION SHORT RUNWAY/LANDING AREA FACTOR




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On April 12, 2000, about 1620 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna U206F airplane, N8255Q, sustained substantial damage during landing at a remote airstrip, about 46 miles east of Delta Junction, Alaska, about latitude 64 degrees, 27 minutes north, and longitude 144 degrees, 56 minutes west. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) business flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The airplane was operated by Allwest Freight Inc., Sterling, Alaska. The commercial certificated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight originated at the Delta Junction Airport, about 1600. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), on April 13, 2000, at 1145, the pilot reported he was flying a load of fuel to a remote mining airstrip. The airstrip, oriented north/south, is 1,500 feet long, and 75 feet wide. The pilot said he was landing toward the north with about a 15 knot headwind. He said the south end of the airstrip was covered by mud and water from melting snow, and the north end of the strip was covered by snow. He overflew the area of water, and touched down on the snow. As he touched down, the headwind decreased to zero. He was unable to stop the airplane from going off the end of the airstrip. The airplane received damage to the left main landing gear attach point, the left gear, and about four feet of the outboard end of the left wing.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The commercial certificated pilot was landing at a remote mining airstrip. He was flying a load of fuel to the airstrip. The airstrip, oriented north/south is 1,500 feet long, and 75 feet wide. The pilot said he was landing toward the north with about a 15 knot headwind. He said the south end of the airstrip was covered by mud and water from melting snow, and the north end of the strip was covered by snow. He overflew the area of water, and touched down on the snow. As he touched down, the headwind decreased to zero. He was unable to stop the airplane from going off the end of the airstrip. The airplane received damage to the left main landing gear attach point, the left gear, and about four feet of the outboard end of the left wing.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing. Factors in the accident were snow-covered terrain, and a short runway/landing area.


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