NTSB Identification: ANC86LA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30631.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, February 07, 1986 in MEKORYUK, AK
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-6, registration: N204EH
Injuries: 9 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 PIC STATED THAT HE WAS LANDING TO THE SOUTHWEST BECAUSE THE FOG WAS OBSCURING THE APCH PATH TO RWY 05. AFTER ALIGNING WITH RWY 23, THE ACFT DRIFTED OFF COURSE. THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO REALIGN THE ACFT WITH THE RWY WHEN HE TOUCHED DOWN IN A BANK AND STRUCK THE RIGHT WING TIP. HE FURTHER STATED HE NEVER REGAINED CONTROL AND THE ACFT DEPARTED THE RWY OFF THE LEFT SIDE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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