NTSB Identification: SEA94LA110.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 26, 1994 in LANDER, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1994
Aircraft: WACO UPF-7, registration: N134Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
WHILE FOLLOWING A HIGHWAY THROUGH A MOUNTAIN PASS, THE FLIGHT ENCOUNTERED A WHITEOUT CONDITION THAT REDUCED VISIBILITY TO INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS. THE PILOT LOST ALL GROUND REFERENCE AND OPTED TO DESCEND IN ALTITUDE WITH THE SLOWEST POSSIBLE AIRSPEED. THE PILOT KEPT THE WINGS LEVEL UNTIL THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN AN OPEN FIELD.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: POOR IN-FLIGHT PLANNING DECISION. FACTORS TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND INADVERTENT VFR INTO IMC. Full narrative available
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