NTSB Identification: ANC89LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37250.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, December 04, 1988 in HOMER, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-6, registration: N525EH
Injuries: 3 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.

AFTER LANDING, THE PLT WAS ADVISED TO TAXI TO THE RAMP VIA THE SOUTH TAXIWAY, SINCE THIS WAS THE ONLY TAXIWAY THAT HAD BEEN SNOW PLOWED. ONLY ABOUT A 12 FT WIDTH OF THE 80 FT WIDE TAXIWAY HAD BEEN PLOWED. THE CLEARED PORTION WAS ON THE OUTER EDGE OF THE TAXIWAY, NEXT TO A PERIMETER FENCE. AS THE PLT WAS TAXIING, HIS VISION WAS RESTRICTED BY DARKNESS & BLOWING SNOW. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE RIGHT WING OF THE ACFT STRUCK A FENCE POST WHERE THE PERIMETER FENCE ROSE IN ELEVATION.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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