NTSB Identification: ANC87LA020.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31908.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 14, 1986 in WILLOW, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N30814
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD GOOD GROUND VISIBILITY BUT SUDDENLY FLEW INTO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS LOSING GROUND REFERENCE. HE STATED THAT BEFORE REALIZING WHAT HAD HAPPENED THE ACFT STRUCK THE TOP OF THE MOUNTIAN RIGDE.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW

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

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT

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

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

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:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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