NTSB Identification: CHI85LA246.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28509.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 22, 1985 in ESCANABA, MI
Aircraft: Anderson Aircraft Corp. SKYBOLT, registration: N66AA
Injuries: 2 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.

PRIOR TO THE ACDNT, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED MAKING REPEATED LOW PASSES OVER THE AREA WHERE IT SUBSEQUENTLY CRASHED. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT DURING A TURNING MANEUVER OVER WATER, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE SURFACE & CRASHED. A POLICE OFFICER, WHO RESPONDED, REPORTED THAT BOTH OCCUPANTS SMELLED STRONGLY OF INTOXICANTS & HAD SLURRED SPEECH. A TOXICOLOGY CHECK OF THE STUDENT PLT'S BLOOD SHOWED AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.225%. APRX 45 MI NW AT MARQUETTE, MI, THE WIND WAS FROM 240 DEG AT 13 GUSTING 22 KTS.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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