NTSB Identification: ANC90FA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41775.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, March 16, 1990 in ALMAUTLAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N8290T
Injuries: 1 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 AIRPLANE CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TRANSITIONING FROM VFR TO IFR CONDITIONS, AND RECEIVING AN IFR CLEARANCE TO THE FINAL APPROACH FIX FOR ILS/DME RUNWAY 18 AT BETHEL.

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

THE PILOT'S LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE BECAUSE OF SPATIAL DISORIENTATION. THE WEATHER CONDITIONS PREVAILING AT THE TIME WERE FACTORS RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT.

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