NTSB Identification: ANC86MA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31630.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 11, 1986 in NOME, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N9468M
Injuries: 3 Fatal.
NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE ACFT DEPARTED DURING A BREAK IN THE WX AFTER HAVING WAITED FOR A SPECIAL VFR DEPARTURE. HIS DEPARTURE RADIO CALL WAS THE LAST COMMUNICATION FROM THE FLT. THE WX REMAINED MARGINAL WITH ICING IN THE CLOUDS AND FREEZING DRIZZLE. THE ACFT WAS ON A FLT TO TRANSPORT A DENTIST & A TECHNICAL ASST TO AREA VILLAGES FOR U.S. HEALTH DEPT CLINICAL WORK. THERE WAS NO PRESSING OR URGENT NEED TO ADHERE TO A SCHEDULE IF THE WX DICTATED A POSTPONEMENT. ACFT WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED ON THE SIDE OF A MT AT 650 FT ABOVE MSL. IT HAD COLLIDED WITH AN UPGRADE WHILE IN A DESCENDING TURN. THE ACFT BROKE APART AND LEFT WRECKAGE FOR A DISTANCE OF 493 FT BEFORE COMING TO REST. THE PLT & ONE PASSENGER REMAINED IN THE WRECKAGE. THE RT FRONT PASSENGER WAS EJECTED AND LOCATED NEAR THE WRECKAGE. WITNESSES AT THE CRASH SITE NOTED ICE 1/8 TO 3/4 INCHES THICK ON THE BROKEN WINGS & AIRFRAME PARTS DURING THE RECOVERY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS
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