NTSB Identification: ANC87LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33759.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 26, 1987 in HAPPY VALLEY, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC, registration: N5052C
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE MOUNTAIN AT THE 4000 FOOT LEVEL. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT SEVERAL WITNESSES STATED THAT THE WEATHER WAS IFR, LOW CEILING, GROUND FOG, AND THE PREVAILING VISIBILITY WAS LESS THAN ONE MILE.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS

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

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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:

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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