NTSB Identification: SEA89LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37911.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 09, 1988 in SALMON, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: ROMAN LONG-EZ, registration: N38AJ
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO SPOT WILD GAME DURING FEEDING TIME (AT DUSK). THE SURVIVING PASSENGER ESTIMATED THE FLIGHT VISIBILITY WAS ABOUT ONE TO TWO MI WITH SMOKE. WHILE FLYING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO RUGGED, MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE ON A RIDGE AT APRX 7500 FT & CRASHED.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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