NTSB Identification: ANC87FA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32197.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 31, 1987 in KENAI, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7EC, registration: N7539B
Injuries: 1 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 ALLOWED THE WING TIP TO DESCEND INTO BRUSH AND WILLOWS WHILE TURNING TO AVOID OBSCURED SKY CONDITIONS. THE TURN WAS DOWNWIND AND THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND STRUCK THE SNOW WHILE SKIDDING SIDEWAYS.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..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..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW

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