NTSB Identification: ANC85LA176.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29284.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, September 14, 1985 in TOGIAK, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N8981N
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACFT CRASHED ON MOUNTAINSIDE AFTER WX WORSENED. MARGINAL WX HAD BEEN FORECAST & PIREP ADVISED PLT THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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:

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

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..COMPANY/OPERATOR MGMT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

HAZARDOUS WEATHER ADVISORY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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