NTSB Identification: ANC88LA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35313.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 03, 1988 in MCGRATH, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA A185E, registration: N1954U
Injuries: 2 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 HAD BEGUN HIS DESCENT FOR HIS DESTINATION AIRPORT 20 MILES AWAY WHEN THE ENGINE LOST ALL POWER. HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE, AND MADE A FORCED LANDING IN DEEP SNOW. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD BEEN AIRBORNE FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, AND HAD AMPLE FUEL RESERVES WHEN THE ENGINE STOPPED WITHOUT WARNING. NO REASON FOR THE LOSS OF POWER WAS DETERMINED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED
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