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N8191U accident description

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Crash location 46.800000°N, 88.360000°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Crystal Falls, MI
46.098007°N, 88.334024°W
48.5 miles away
Tail number N8191U
Accident date 29 Dec 2007
Aircraft type Cessna 172F
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The airplane was substantially damaged during landing on a frozen lake when the nose landing gear collapsed. The pilot reported that he was landing on a frozen lake to visit ice-fisherman. He stated that he had landed at one end of the lake and spent about 20 minutes talking to some fishermen and then got back in the airplane and flew to the opposite end of the lake. Upon landing, the nose landing gear struck a crack in the ice and collapsed. The airplane then slid about 400 feet before coming to rest. Examination of the airplane revealed damage to the engine, propeller and firewall.

NTSB Probable Cause

The rough, unsuitable terrain encountered during the landing which resulted in the total failure of the nose landing gear.

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