NTSB Identification: ANC86FA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30191.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, December 15, 1985 in NAPASKIAK, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA C-207, registration: N6497H
Injuries: 4 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND, THE WEATHER AT HIS DESTINATION WAS DETERIORATING SO HE DIVERTED TO NAPASKIAK WHERE HE ENCOUNTERED FREEZING DRIZZLE RAIN AND FOG. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ALIGN HIMSELF WITH THE RUNWAY FOR A LANDING TO THE SOUTH, THE WINDSHIELD ICED OVER SO HE WAS UNABLE TO KEEP THE RUNWAY IN SIGHT. HE DECIDED TO LEAVE THE AREA IN SEARCH OF BETTER WEATHER SO HE ADDED POWER AND THE AIRPLANE CRASHED.

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:

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PRESSURE INDUCED BY OTHERS..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:

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..COMPANY/OPERATOR MGMT

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

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..FAA(ORGANIZATION)

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..ICE

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

PITOT SYSTEM..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..DISPATCHER

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