NTSB Identification: ANC88FA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35691.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 01, 1988 in HATCHER PASS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N3327E
Injuries: 3 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 AIRCRAFT CRASHED AT THE 3100 FOOT LEVEL OF A MOUNTAIN PASS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED BY GROUND IMPACT AND FIRE, AND THE PILOT AND THE TWO PASSENGERS WERE FATALLY INJURED. WITNESSES NEAR THE CRASH SITE STATED THE AIRCRAFT WAS MANEUVERING VERY LOW ABOVE THE GROUND JUST BEFORE THE CRASH.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN

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