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N1856G accident description

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Crash location 47.810000°N, 92.290555°W
Nearest city Tower, MN
47.805475°N, 92.274605°W
0.8 miles away
Tail number N1856G
Accident date 25 Mar 2006
Aircraft type American Champion 7GCBC
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On March 25, 2006, about 1130 central standard time, an American Champion 7GCBC, N1856G, piloted by a private pilot was substantially damaged when it nosed over during landing on a frozen lake near Tower, Minnesota. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The pilot was not injured. The flight originated from the Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport, Eveleth, Minnesota about 1100.

The pilot reported that while landing on ice and packed snow, the left main landing wheel broke through a hole in the ice and the airplane turned to the left and then nosed over. The pilot listed no mechanical malfunctions of the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The unsuitable landing area selected by the pilot which led to the subsequent nose-over. The terrain condition was a factor.

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