NTSB Identification: ANC85LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29309.
Accident occurred Friday, February 01, 1985 in SPARREVOHN, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N6554X
Injuries: 1 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 PRIMARY CAUSE OF THIS ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT'S INABILITY TO SEE AND AVOID OBSTRUCTING TERRAIN. SINCE THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN FEBRUARY, THE MOUNTAINS WERE COVERED WITH SNOW AND ON AN OVERCAST DAY AND WITH THE REPORTED FOG, THE PILOT IN COMMAND EITHER FLEW INTO THE FOG, THE CLOUDS OR A WHITEOUT CONDITION. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH RISING TERRAIN DURING DESCENT.

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

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

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE..INADEQUATE..NWS PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE..INADEQUATE..OTHER GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT


Contributing Factors

FUSELAGE..FOG

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