NTSB Identification: ANC87LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32481.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 08, 1987 in KOTZEBUE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N67688
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A COMPLETE WHITEOUT CONDITION AND DURING THE EMERGENCY LANDING ON THE FROZEN LAKE HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT CAUSING THE LEFT WING TO STRIKE THE GROUND.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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