NTSB Identification: ANC94LA126
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 31, 1994 in CAPE SABINE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 208, registration: N9825F
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT FLEW A SINGLE ENGINE AIRPLANE UNDER 14 CFR PART 135 IN IMC CONDITIONS WITH A PASSENGER ON BOARD THROUGH THE USE OF A GPS. HE LET DOWN THROUGH AN OVERCAST USING THE GPS AT A LOCATION WHERE NO INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURE WAS AVAILABLE. HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND THE AIRPLANE AND STRUCK A WING WHILE CROSSING THE RUNWAY AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE. HE MADE TWO OTHER ATTEMPTS BEFORE SUCCESSFULLY LANDING THE AIRPLANE WITH THE PASSENGER'S HELP.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER PREFLIGHT PLANNING, INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE WIND CONDITIONS, NOT FOLLOWING PROCEDURES AND DIRECTIVES, AND OVERCONFIDENCE IN HIS ABILITIES, AND THE OPERATORS INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF THE OPERATION.

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