ALASKA OUTDOOR CONSULTANTS LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N3969Q
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Anchorage FSDO-03
Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms
Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
NTSB Identification: ANC16CA036
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in King Salmon, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N3969Q
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot reported that upon touchdown on runway 12, the left quartering headwind switched to a direct crosswind forcing the nose of the airplane to the left. The right wing contacted the runway surface and the airplane nosed over, sustaining substantial damage to the empennage, vertical stabilizer, and rudder. Wind at the time of the accident was reported to be from 070 degrees at 12 knots gusting to 22 knots. The pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control while landing in gusty wind conditions, resulting in a noseover.