Monday, September 19, 2016

Cessna 180, J D Flying LLC, N54AF: Accident occurred September 02, 2016 in Yakutat, Alaska

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Docket And Docket Items -   National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary -  National Transportation Safety Board:


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA474
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 02, 2016 in Yakutat, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N54AF
Injuries: 1 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 of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll on a grass field the airplane encountered standing water and nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing, the right wing strut, and the empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot reported as a safety recommendation to conduct a more thorough pre-landing reconnaissance of the intended landing zone.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot's inadequate inspection of the off-airport landing area, which resulted in an encounter with standing water and a nose over.

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