NTSB Identification: ANC85FA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35869.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 16, 1985 in PORT ALSWORTH, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N1618U
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT CONTINUED THE AIR TAXI FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND STRUCK A MOUNTAIN.

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

IMPROPER TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND

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