NTSB Identification: SEA86LA251.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31087.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 26, 1986 in GRANGEVILLE, ID
Aircraft: STINSON 108-1, registration: N8165K
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT CALLED FSS OVER LWS FOR WX BRIEF LWS-BKE-BOI. VFR NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ROUTE, MOUNTAINS OBSCURED IN RAIN SHOWERS. PLT CALLED FSS 30 MIN LATER, REPORTED LOST IN CLOUDS ATTEMPTING ROUTE. RADIO CONTACT LOST BEFORE LOCATION ESTABLISHED (2305 MST, 04-26-86). WRECKAGE LOCATED RISING TERRAIN AT 4500-FT ELEVATION. THE ACFT WAS LOCATED BY A U.S. FOREST SERVICE ACFT ON 07/31/87, 33 MILES NW OF GRANGEVILLE, ID.

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:

IN-FLIGHT WEATHER ADVISORIES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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