NTSB Identification: ANC88LA117.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37247.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 24, 1988 in RAINY PASS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N95165
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.

THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO FLY THRU RAINY PASS, AK, BUT SAID HE FLEW UP THE WRONG VALLEY. AS HE CONTD, THE ACFT GOT INTO A SITUATION WHERE THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO TURN AROUND OR OUTCLIMB RISING TERRAIN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASH LANDED ON THE MOUNTAIN SIDE AT AN ELEVATION OF ABOUT 4200'.

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

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

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..BLIND/BOX CANYON


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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