NTSB Identification: SEA86FA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29748.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 29, 1985 in HOQUIAM, WA
Aircraft: STINSON 108, registration: N40199
Injuries: 2 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 CONTACTED TERRAIN 680 FT NORTH OF RWY 06 AT BOWERMAN AIRFIELD. THE ACFT DEPARTED ELMA ARPT, OCEAN SHORES, WA, SOMETIME AROUND 2330 PST, ON 12-29-85. PRIOR TO THE DEPARTURE THE PASSENGER STATED TO PERSONS THEY WERE WAITING FOR THE FOG TO CLEAR FOR DEPARTURE. A WITNESS REPORTED HEARING AN ACFT MAKE AT LEAST TWO ATTEMPTS TO LAND AT ELMO ARPT AROUND 2330 PST. ACCORDING TO THE WITNESS, THE WX WAS IFR WITH DENSE GROUND FOG. WITNESSES IN HOQUIAM AND ABERDEEN REPORTED SEEING THE ACFT HEADING WEST, ABOVE GROUND FOG AROUND 2345 PST. EVIDENCE AT THE ACCIDENT SITE INDICATED THE ENG WAS NOT PRODUCING PWR AT THE TIME OF IMPACT. NO EVIDENCE OF USEABLE FUEL ON BOARD THE ACFT.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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