NTSB Identification: ANC86FA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29938.
Accident occurred Monday, February 24, 1986 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N8022Z
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.

THE PILOT WAS USING THE AIRCRAFT TO COMMUTE ON A WEEKLY BASIS BETWEEN HIS RESIDENCE IN ANCHORAGE AND TO THE KING SALMON AREA. THE PILOT RECEIVED SEVERAL PREFLIGHT AND INFLIGHT WEATHER BRIEFINGS. DURING THE BRIEFINGS THE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION STATED THAT VFR WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE WEATHER WAS IFR WITH BLOWING SNOW. BOTH THE PILOT AND AIRCRAFT WERE NOT LOCATED.

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 CONDITION..SNOW

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:

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

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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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