NTSB Identification: ANC86LA149.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33073.
Accident occurred Monday, September 08, 1986 in UMIAT, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N9049Z
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.

THE AIRPLANE DEPARTED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 1986 FOR A LOCAL HUNTING TRIP WITH A CLIENT. THE AIRPLANE DID NOT RETURN AND THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND ON SEPTEMBER 9, 1986. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED BY POST-IMPACT FIRE. ACCORDING TO THE GUIDE, FOR WHOM THE PILOT WAS WORKING, THE AIRPLANE WAS USING UNLEADED AUTOMOTIVE FUEL. THE ENGINE TEARDOWN REVEALED ONLY IMPACT AND FIRE DAMAGE.

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

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

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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