NTSB Identification: ANC86FA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31787.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, June 16, 1986 in SAINT MARYS, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 207A, registration: N9699M
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 STALLED THE AIRPLANE WHILE MAKING A STEEP TURN TO AVOID HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINES. THE AIRPLANE CAUGHT FIRE ON IMPACT AND THE AIR TAXI PILOT SUBSEQUENTLY DIED OF EXTENSIVE THERMAL INJURIES. THE PLT WAS FLYING IN FORMATION WITH ANOTHER ACFT AT LOW ALT. WHEN THE PWR LINES WERE SIGHTED THE OTHER ACFT SUCCESSFULLY PULLED UP AND AVOIDED THE WIRES. THE ACC PLT TURNED STEEPLY AND LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT BEFORE CRASHING.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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