NTSB Identification: SEA87FA135.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34704.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 12, 1987 in SITKA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: MAULE M-4-210C, registration: N9812M
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

PLT WAS ON LOCAL VFR FLIGHT PLAN. WITNESSES OBSERVED ACFT FLYING AT LOW LEVEL ALONG BEACHES. LATER, WITNESS SAW SMOKE RISING FROM WOODED TERRAIN ABOUT TWO MILES INLAND FROM NEAREST BEACH. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF INFLIGHT FAILURE OF MALFUNCTION OF ACFT POWERPLANT, STRUCTURE OR SYSTEMS.

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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