NTSB Identification: ANC87FA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33205.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 31, 1987 in DELTA JUNCTION, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA C-180-H, registration: N7990V
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A GLACIER LANDING IN DAYLIGHT CONDITIONS AND WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN SURFACE REFERENCE. HE FLEW ONTO THE ICE AND LOST CONTROL IN VARYING SURFACE WINDS.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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