NTSB Identification: SEA87FA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34810.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 02, 1987 in YAKUTAT, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA U206G II, registration: N756PS
Injuries: 1 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.

ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO DEPART FROM CONTROLLED FLIGHT WHILE IN A STEEP LEFT TURN AT SLOW SPEED AND LOW ALTITUDE, IMPACTING ON A RIVER SAND BAR. FIRE ENSUED, DEMOLISHING ACFT. FOLLOWING HEAVY RAINS, RIVER ROSE AND ACFT NOT RECOVERED.

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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