NTSB Identification: ANC88LA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35175.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 23, 1988 in KIPNUK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N8429N
Injuries: 7 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 STATED THAT DURING THE INITIAL CLIMBOUT FROM THE AIRPORT HE ENCOUNTERED A COMPLETE WHITEOUT CONDITION. THE PILOT THEN ELECTED TO LAND ON THE FROZEN LAKE AND DURING THE ROLLOUT THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A SNOWBANK.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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