NTSB Identification: ANC84LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23514.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 29, 1984 in MCGRATH, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N756XB
Injuries: 1 Serious,5 Minor.

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

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE FLEW OVER A FROZEN LAKE, THEN ENCOUNTERED REDUCED VISIBILITY DOWN TO ABOUT 1/8 MI. HE MADE A 180 DEG TURN, BUT LOST ALL REFERECNE TO THE TERRAIN DURING THE TURN. SHORTLY AFTER COMPLETING THE TURN, HE WAS PROCEEDING EASTBOUND & WAS SLOWING THE ACFT WHEN IT IMPACTED THE SURFACE, THEN SLID ABOUT 100 FT & CAME TO REST. THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD ENCOUNTERED A WHITEOUT CONDITION.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT

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