NTSB Identification: ANC85FA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29021.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, August 18, 1985 in TUTNA LAKE, AK
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2 MK.1, registration: N68085
Injuries: 4 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 ACFT CRASHED ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN AT AN ELEV OF 2200 FT APRX 3 MILES FROM ITS INTENDED DESTINATION, A REMOTE LAKE. PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO DISCHARGE CARIBOU HUNTERS INTO AN AREA WHERE CARIBOU WERE SPOTTED EARLY THAT DAY. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. INSPECTION OF THE WRECKAGE FAILED TO REVEAL A MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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