GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA086
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA086
Event Id 20001212X21354
Local Date 07/12/2000
Local Time 1300
State AK
Airport Name KOTLIK
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) 350
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 10
Wind Condition Indicated Unknown

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 135: AIR TAXI & COMMUTER
Registration Number N1549U
Aircraft Make CESSNA
Aircraft Model 207
Aircraft Series UNDESIGNATED SERIES
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight LANDING
Aircraft Use UNKNOWN
Category of Operation NON-SCHEDULED
Flight Plan Filed COMPANY VFR
Domestic/International DOMESTIC
Passenger/Cargo CARGO
Operator Name LARRYS FLYING SERVICE
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name ERIC SHADE
Number of Seats 2
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id ENM
Departure City EMMONAK
Departure State ALASKA
Last Departure Point NO
Destination Local CRASH AT DESTINATION CITY
Destination Airport Id 2A9
Destination City
Runway Id 1
Runway Length 4400
Runway Width 100
Air Carrier Operating Certificates YES
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 3800

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Continental
Engine Model IO-520F
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
HARD LANDING
Phase of Operation: LANDING - FLARE/TOUCHDOWN

Events Sequence for Occurrence #1 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
1 2 FLARE INADEQUATE PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On July 12, 2000, about 1300 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Cessna 207 airplane, N1549U, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing at the New Kotlik Airport, Kotlik, Alaska. The flight was being conducted under Title 14, CFR Part 135 as an on-demand cargo flight, when the accident occurred. The airplane was operated by Larry's Flying Service, Inc., Fairbanks, Alaska. The solo commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company flight plan was in effect. The flight originated at the Emmonak Airport, Emmonak, Alaska, about 1230. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge on July 13, and in her NTSB Pilot/Operator report, the pilot reported she misjudged the landing, and landed hard in a nose low attitude. She said the nose wheel hit first, then the airplane rocked back and the main wheels and tail cone contacted the runway surface. The tail cone and empennage sustained substantial damage. The pilot estimated there was 1,000 pounds of cargo, and the fuel tanks were about 1/2 full. She indicated there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The pilot reported she misjudged the landing, and landed hard in a nose low attitude. She said the nose wheel hit first, then the airplane rocked back and the main wheels and tail cone contacted the runway surface. The pilot indicated there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The pilot's inadequate flare during landing.


END REPORT