NTSB Identification: ANC84FA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25986.
Accident occurred Monday, May 28, 1984 in NOME, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N17024
Injuries: 3 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.

NUMEROUS WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING AT LOW ALT & BEHAVING IN AN ERRATIC MANNER. ACCORDING TO 3 WITNESSES, THE PLT BUZZED PERSONS FISHING ON A LOCAL RIVER, AN OCCUPIED ROADHOUSE & VEHICLES ON 2 ROADWAYS. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED ON SOFT TERRAIN WHILE IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THERE WERE 3 OCCUPANTS IN THE 2 PLACE ACFT. ONE PASSENGER OCCUPIED THE BAGGAGE COMPARTMENT WITH NO RESTRAINT DEVICES. SHE WAS STILL ALIVE AFTER IMPACT, BUT DIED BEFORE RESCUE PERSONNEL COULD REMOVE HER FROM THE WRECKAGE. BLOOD TESTS SHOWED THAT THE PLT HAD AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.182% (182 MG%). THE 2 PASSENGERS HAD BLOOD/ALCOHOL LEVELS OF 0.088% & 0.198%. THE ACFT WEIGHT & BALANCE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 58 LBS OVER ITS MAX GROSS WT LIMIT & ITS CENTER-OF-GRAVITY WAS BEHIND THE AFT LIMIT.

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:

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SEAT BELT..NOT USED..PASSENGER


Contributing Factors

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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