NTSB Identification: ANC86FA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29851.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, November 01, 1985 in BETHEL, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 208, registration: N9241F
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 Serious.

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.

A TOTAL LOSS OF PWR WAS EXPERIENCED ON TAKEOFF DUE TO THE FUEL SELECTORS BEING IN THE OFF POSITION. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENG DURING WHICH TIME THE ACFT ENTERED A STALL AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. ACCORDING TO PASSENGERS THE PLT DID NOT USE A CHECKLIST NOR WHERE THE PASSENGERS BRIEFED BEFORE THE FLT. THE WRECKAGE WAS VISIBLE FROM THE ARPT CONTROL TWR BUT WAS NOT LOCATED UNTIL SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE ACCIDENT BY AIR SEARCH.

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:

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND






Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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