NTSB Identification: SEA88LA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36456.
Accident occurred Friday, July 15, 1988 in WRANGELL, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: DE HAVILLAND DHC-3, registration: N55CX
Injuries: 1 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.

PLT ATTEMPTED FLIGHT THROUGH A MOUNTAIN PASS IN THE PRESENCE OF LOW CLOUDS AND FOG. VISUAL GROUND REFERENCE WAS LOST AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A SNOW BANK. PLT CITED PERSONAL AND COMPANY-INDUCED PRESSURES AS FACTORS. OPERATOR COMPLETED ACCIDENT REPORT.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

COMPANY-INDUCED PRESSURE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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