NTSB Identification: ANC85LA109A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29723.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, May 11, 1985 in EMMONAK, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N9975M
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 PILOT-IN-COMMAND STATED THAT HE PASSED THE N1809Q AIRPLANE AND WHN HE WAS 22 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE DEPARTURE POINT HE ENCOUNTERED SOME BIRDS. THE PILOT STATED HE WAS PERFORMING MILD EVASIVE ACTION AS A RESULT OF THE BIRDS AND HE THEN HEARD HIS PROPELLER STRIKING METAL. HE SAW HIS PROPELLER STRIKING THE WING OF N1809Q AND DURING THE IMMEDIATE EVASIVE ACTION HIS LEFT MAIN GEAR STRUCK THE RIGHT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER OF THE OTHER AIRPLANE.

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

OBJECT..BIRD(S)

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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