NTSB Identification: ANC88LA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36342.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 09, 1988 in KOTZEBUE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: Artic Aircraft Corp. S-1B2, registration: N58AT
Injuries: 2 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 CRASHED AT 2700 FEET M.S.L. IN A BOX CANYON WHILE MANEUVERING AT LOW LEVEL & SCOUTING FOR SHEEP. THE TOP OF THE RIDGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 3200 FEET M.S.L. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE PILOT WAS TRYING TO OUTCLIMB THE RIDGE WHEN THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND CRASHED. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES THE WINDS IN THE ACC WERE NOT CONDUCIVE TO SAFE OPERATION AND THE PLT HAD BEEN WARNED TO STAY CLEAR. OTHER OPERATORS CANCELED FLTS DURING THE PERIOD OF UNFAVORABLE WINDS IN THE AREA.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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