NTSB Identification: ANC86LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31128.
Accident occurred Friday, August 01, 1986 in KOTZEBUE, AK
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4, registration: N6169V
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING THE CLIMBOUT OVER THE MOUNTAIN RIDGE, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO LOSE ALTITUDE EVENTUALLY CONTACTING THE EDGE OF THE RIDGE. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN WAS REPORTED IN THE AREA.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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 EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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