NTSB Identification: ANC84LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24880.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 07, 1984 in EGEGIK, AK
Aircraft: BEECH BE-18D, registration: N719MS
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

THE PLT STATED THE ENGINES LOSS POWER AS A RESULT OF SNOW INGESTION AND CARBURETOR ICING UPON ENTERING CLOUDS. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE ENTERED THE CLOUDS AT 9000 FT MSL AND ENCOUNTERED HEAVY SNOW. HE REMAINED IMC UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 100-300 FT AGL WHEN HE 'BROKE OUT' INTO VMC FLT CONDITIONS. AFTER DITCHING THE ACFT, THE PLT AND PASSG SWAM TO SHORE. THE ACFT WASHED OUT TO SEA AND WAS NOT RECOVERED

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

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

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW

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