NTSB Identification: ANC88LA152.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35841.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 11, 1988 in COLDFOOT, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/21/1998
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7AC, registration: N81725
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 AIRPLANE HAD BEEN MISSING SINCE JUNE 11, 1988, AND WAS LOCATED ON JULY 23, 1995 AT THE 3000 FOOT LEVEL OF A CANYON. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND 180 FEET BELOW THE CREST OF A RIDGE, WHERE IT HAD BURNED AFTER IMPACT. ALL MAJOR PARTS OF THE AIRPLANE WERE LOCATED AT THE WRECKAGE SITE. THE LEFT WING WAS UNDAMAGED AND THE RIGHT WING SHOWED EXTENSIVE IMPACT DAMAGE. THE ENTIRE AIRPLANE WAS INVOLVED IN THE POSTIMPACT FIRE. BOTH PROPELLER BLADES HAD LEADING EDGE DAMAGE AND CHORDWISE SCORE MARKS. NO GROUND SCARS OR GROUND IMPACT MARKS WERE FOUND. METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

UNDETERMINED.

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