NTSB Identification: GAA16CA463
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 03, 2016 in Barrow, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N9928T
Injuries: 2 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 during the landing flare on a backcountry airstrip he lost forward visual sight due to a sun glare. The pilot further reported that as he was about to perform a go around, the wheels touched down and the airplane veered off the airstrip to the left. During the runway excursion, the left wheel hit a soft spot and the airplane nosed over, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing strut and fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.