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N7462K accident description

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Crash location 45.179167°N, 123.197777°W
Nearest city Dayton, OR
45.220673°N, 123.076213°W
6.6 miles away
Tail number N7462K
Accident date 03 Aug 2014
Aircraft type Piper PA20 - Undesignat
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot had made 3 landings at unimproved landing sites on the morning prior to the accident with no issues. Subsequently, while landing on a gravel beach and after the main landing gear touched down with the tail wheel still elevated above the terrain, both main landing gear sank into a soft spot in the gravel; the airplane stopped and nosed over. The substantial damage to the airplane included the engine mount, front wing struts, the top of the rudder, and wing ribs being bent.

The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's decision to land on an unsuitable surface, which resulted in a nose over.

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