NTSB Identification: SEA86FA213.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31347.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 19, 1986 in PELICAN, AK
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N45830
Injuries: 2 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.

AT ABOUT 1500 ADT ON 8/19/86, THE PLT DEPARTED ON A FLT TO HOONAK, AK. WHEN HE DID NOT RETURN, A SEARCH WAS INITIATED. THE ACFT WAS LOCATED AT 1400 ADT ON THE FOLLOWING DAY WHERE IT HAD CRASHED ON RISING MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN AT AN ELEV OF ABOUT 1740 FT. AN EXAM REVEALED THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THERE WAS VIRTUALLY NO MOVEMENT AFTER IMPACT. THE ACFT WINGS SHOWED A SLIGHT COUNTER-CLOCKWISE TWIST & THE FLOATS & TAIL CONE WERE CANTED TO THE LEFT. A CHECK OF THE PLT'S BLOOD SHOWED A SLIGHT AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL (0.026%); HOWEVER, THE AMOUNT DUE TO PSBL PUTREFACTION WAS NOT VERIFIED.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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