NTSB Identification: ANC88LA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35133.
Accident occurred Monday, February 08, 1988 in CHUGIAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2423U
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 CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AND HIS STUDENT WERE ON A RIGHT DOWNWIND DOING TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS WHEN, ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE ENGINE SUDDENLY LOST ALL POWER. ATTEMPTS AT RESTARTING THE ENGINE WERE UNSUCCESSFUL, AND THE AIRPLANE LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY IN DEEP SNOW AND NOSED-OVER. AN FAA INSPECTOR AT THE SITE SAID THAT THE AIRPLANE HAD SUFFICIENT FUEL, AND THAT THERE WAS NO OBVIOUS, EXTERNAL SIGNS OF AN ENGINE MALFUNCTION.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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