GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA062
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA062
Event Id 20001212X21137
Local Date 06/03/2000
Local Time 1200
State AK
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity NONE
Record Status
Mid Air Collision NO
Event Location OFF 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) 10
Wind Direction (deg) 230
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 8
Wind Condition Indicated Unknown

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 91: GENERAL AVIATION
Registration Number N186RM
Aircraft Make CESSNA
Aircraft Model 182
Aircraft Series UNDESIGNATED SERIES
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight UNDEFINED
Aircraft Use PERSONAL
Flight Plan Filed NONE
Operator Name
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name MICHAEL J. PATTERSON
Number of Seats 2
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id MRI
Departure City ANCHORAGE
Departure State ALASKA
Last Departure Point NO
Destination Airport Id
Destination City THEODORE RIVER
Destination State ALASKA
Runway Id 0
Air Carrier Operating Certificates NO
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 2650

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Continental
Engine Model O-470
Engine Horsepower 230
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 2
Sequence of Events for Aircraft 1
Occurrence #1
ON GROUND/WATER COLLISION WITH OBJECT
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 WEATHER CONDITION CROSSWIND FACTOR
2 2 COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS INADEQUATE PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE
3 1 TERRAIN CONDITION SAND BAR
4 1 OBJECT TREE(S) FACTOR

Occurrence #2
NOSE OVER
Phase of Operation: LANDING - ROLL

Events Sequence for Occurrence #2 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
5 2 BRAKES (NORMAL) EXCESSIVE PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On June 3, 2000, about 1200 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Cessna 182 airplane, N186RM, sustained substantial damage when it nosed over during landing at an off airport gravel bar on the Theodore River, about 23 miles west of Anchorage, Alaska, at 61 degrees, 13 minutes north latitude, 150 degrees, 59 minutes west longitude. The private pilot, and the one passenger on board, were not injured. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The pilot told the NTSB investigator-in-charge, during a telephone interview on June 5, and wrote in his NTSB Pilot/Operator report, that he flew over the landing area prior to landing, and it appeared the trees had been cut back. He indicated that he flew a long final approach and landed on a gravel bar. He stated there was about an eight knot wind from the right, the airplane drifted to the left, and the left wing contacted tree branches. He said the airplane turned left, he applied full brakes, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained damage to the left wing.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The pilot said that he flew over the landing area prior to landing, and it appeared the trees had been cut back. He indicated that he flew a long final approach and landed on a gravel bar. He stated there was about an eight knot wind from the right, the airplane drifted to the left, and the left wing contacted tree branches. He said the airplane turned left, he applied full brakes, and the airplane nosed over.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind conditions, and his excessive use of brakes during landing. A factor associated with the accident was the trees alongside the landing area.


END REPORT