NTSB Identification: ANC89LA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37385.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 21, 1988 in KOTZEBUE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/06/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N9948M
Injuries: 6 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 AIR TAXI PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD ENCOUNTERED FREEZING DRIZZLE AND OTHER ICING CONDITIONS PRIOR TO LANDING, ACCUMULATING APPROXIMATELY 3/8' OF ICE ON THE AIRPLANE. HE SAID THAT AS HE BEGAN HIS LANDING FLARE, THE AIRPLANE STALLED, AND HE WAS UNABLE TO RECOVER CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE PRIOR TO STRIKING THE RUNWAY WITH THE RIGHT WING. HE STATED THAT THE ACCIDENT MIGHT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IF HE HAD APPROACHED THE LANDING WITH GREATER CONCERN FOR THE ICE ON THE AIRPLANE, I.E., ADDITIONAL AIRSPEED AND A LOWER FLAP SETTING.

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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WING..ICE

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