NTSB Identification: SEA89LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37356.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 1988 in NORTH FORK, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/06/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N7548R
Injuries: 2 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 PILOT FLEW THE AIRCRAFT INTO A BOX CANYON AT DAWN. THE AIRCRAFT WAS UNABLE TO OUTCLIMB RISING TERRAIN. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED HEAVILY WOODED TERRAIN AT A SLOW AIRSPEED AT 8,000 FEET MSL ABOUT 50 YARDS SHORT OF THE CREST.

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..BLIND/BOX CANYON


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DAWN

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