NTSB Identification: ANC89LA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37479.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 28, 1988 in KIVALINA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N9651M
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 WAS ON A SCHEDULED CARGO FLIGHT TO A REMOTE VILLAGE IN WESTERN ALASKA WHEN HE REPORTEDLY HAD A PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. HE SAID THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE AND MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A FROZEN LAKE. HE IS UNCERTAIN WHY THE ENGINE HAD A LOSS OF POWER, AND THE REMOTENESS OF THE CRASH SITE AND EXTREME WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS HAD PRECLUDED RECOVERY OF THE AIRPLANE FOR EXAMINATION. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, THE PILOT REPORTED THE WEATHER AS 4,000' OVERCAST WITH 8 MILES VISIBILITY. OTHER PILOTS FLYING IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA REPORTED THE WEATHER AS MUCH WORSE, BORDERING ON INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.

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

POWERPLANT..UNDETERMINED

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