NTSB Identification: SEA88FA169.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37034.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 04, 1988 in PETERSBURG, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172E, registration: N3841S
Injuries: 4 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.

PLT WAS BRIEFED FOR MARGINAL VFR CONDITIONS. WITNESSES ON DEPARTURE NOTED FOG BANK OFFSHORE FROM AIRPORT. WITNESSES NEAR ACCIDENT SITE, 10 MI FROM DEPARTURE POINT, HEARD ACFT AND SOUNDS OF IMPACT. THEY REPORTED FOG ON THE WATER AND GLASSY WATER CONDITIONS.

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..FOG


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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