NTSB Identification: ANC86LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31629.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 16, 1986 in REDOUBT BAY, AK
Aircraft: MAULE M-5-235C, registration: N77LM
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.

THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PVT PLT BECAME CAUGHT ON TOP OF A CLOUD LAYER DURING FLT AND WAS GIVEN ATC ASSITANCE. AFTER GETTING BELOW THE CLOUDS THE PLT ENCOUNTERED FOG COVERED LAND AND WATER. THE PLT LANDED THE FLOATPLANE IN SHALLOW WATER IN AN INLET. THE FLOATS HIT A SAND BAR CAUSING THE ACFT TO NOSE OVER.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER FORECAST..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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