NTSB Identification: ANC85FA163B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29393.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 25, 1985 in MT. PALMER, AK
Aircraft: PIPER J5A, registration: N38588
Injuries: 6 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.

AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH CESSNA 180 AND CRASHED ON MOUNTAIN SIDE ABOUT ONE-QUARTER MILE APART. PIPER WAS SIGHTSEEING AND CESSNA WAS SPOTTING SHEEP. SCATTERED CLOUDS WERE REPORTED ABOUT 300 FEET ABOVE THE POINTS OF GROUND IMPACT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)

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