NTSB Identification: SEA93FAMS1.
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Accident occurred Monday, August 16, 1993 in MISSING, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/20/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 182L, registration: N3106R
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT OBTAINED A WEATHER BRIEFING FOR A FLIGHT FROM PORTLAND, OREGON, TO BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AND VFR FLIGHT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. SEVERAL TRIPS WERE COMPLETED BETWEEN BELLINGHAM AND ELIZA ISLAND (10 MILES TO THE SOUTH). THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED BELLINGHAM AT 2128 HOURS DURING DARK NIGHT VARIABLE METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS CARRYING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND A PASSENGER ON ITS LAST KNOWN FLIGHT. WITNESSES ON ELIZA ISLAND REPORTED OBSERVING THE LIGHTS OF AN AIRCRAFT AT 2149 HOURS. THE WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE LIGHTS WERE OBSERVED TO DESCEND RAPIDLY AND THEN EXTINGUISH. NO MAJOR IDENTIFYING WRECKAGE WAS RECOVERED. THE AIRCRAFT DAMAGE AND INJURY CLASSIFICATION ABOVE ARE PRESUMED.

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

UNDETERMINED.

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