GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA097
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA097
Event Id 20001212X21630
Local Date 08/12/2000
Local Time 1300
State AK
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity NONE
Record Status
Mid Air Collision NO
Event Location OFF AIRPORT/AIRSTRIP

WEATHER INFORMATION
Weather Briefing Complete NOT PERTINENT
Basic Weather Conditions VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL COND
Light Condition DAY
Cloud Condition UNKNOWN
Cloud Height above Ground Level (ft) 0
Ceiling Height above Ground Level (ft) 5000
Cloud Type BROKEN
Visibility RVR (ft) 0
Visibility RVV (sm) 0
Visibility (sm) 10
Wind Direction (deg) 360
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 N3569T
Aircraft Make TAYLORCRAFT
Aircraft Model 19
Aircraft Series NO SERIES EXISTS
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight LANDING
Aircraft Use PERSONAL
Flight Plan Filed NONE
Operator Name
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name GLADYS JUSTESON; MONTE R. FORD
Number of Seats 2
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id Z30
Departure City
Departure State ALASKA
Last Departure Point YES
Destination Airport Id
Destination City MULCHATNA 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 1500

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Lycoming
Engine Model O-320-A2B
Engine Horsepower 160
Engine Thrust HP
Carb/Injection CARBURETOR

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
ON GROUND/WATER ENCOUNTER WITH TERRAIN/WATER
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 1 TERRAIN CONDITION ROUGH/UNEVEN FACTOR
2 2 PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT NOT ATTAINED PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE
3 1 TERRAIN CONDITION HIGH VEGETATION FACTOR

Occurrence #2
NOSE OVER
Phase of Operation: LANDING - FLARE/TOUCHDOWN

Events Sequence for Occurrence #2 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On August 12, 2000, about 1300 Alaska daylight time, a tundra tire equipped Taylorcraft F-19 airplane, N3569T, sustained substantial damage when it nosed over during landing at an off airport landing site on the Mulchatna River, Alaska, about 70 miles west of Port Alsworth, Alaska, at 59 degrees, 55 minutes north latitude, 156 degrees, 30 minutes west longitude. The solo airline transport pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91, and departed Port Alsworth about 1200 for the accident site. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The pilot told the NTSB investigator-in-charge (IIC), during a telephone interview on August 13, that he was landing to the west on the 500 feet long by 60 feet wide gravel bar. He indicated that the airplane touched down short of the normal landing area, the left wheel landed in a hole which he had not seen, and the left wing contacted a brush pile. The airplane nosed over, and sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer, right front lift strut, and left wing. He said he had flown to the site one time previously.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The pilot said he was landing on a 500 feet long by 60 feet wide gravel bar. He indicated that the airplane touched down short of the normal landing area, the left wheel landed in a hole which he had not seen, and the left wing contacted a brush pile. The airplane nosed over, and sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer, right front lift strut, and left wing.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The pilot's failure to touchdown at the proper point on the landing area. Factors associated with this accident were the rough landing area, and the brush along the gravel bar.


END REPORT