NTSB Identification: ANC91LA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43376.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 27, 1991 in SAINT MARYS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/07/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N9968M
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.
THE PILOT WAS CONDUCTING A VFR FLIGHT AT 500 FEET AGL IN INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS. A TURN WAS INITIATED TO REVERSE COURSE BACK TO THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT WHEN THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED INSTRUMENT FLIGHT CONDITIONS (WHITEOUT), AND SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN VFR FLIGHT IN INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS WHILE MANEUVERING ON A VFR FLIGHT PLAN. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PIC'S FAILURE TO EVALUATE THE WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT EXISTED.
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