NTSB Identification: ANC84FA080A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25306.
Accident occurred Friday, June 01, 1984 in TYONEK, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180G, registration: N4708U
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 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.

TAKING OFF FROM AN ABANDONED ROAD NEAR A FISHING CAMP, THE CESSNA TURNED BACK AND DESCENDED WITH POWER ON OVER HIS DEPARTURE POINT, HEADING INTO THE SUN WHICH WAS LOW ON THE HORIZON. IT COLLIDED LEFT WING TO LEFT WING WITH THE MAULE WHICH HAD CLIMBED OUT AT A STEEP ANGLE FROM THE SAME ROAD. THE MAULE PILOT STATED THAT HE SAW THE CESSNA IMMEDIATELY AFTER LOWERING THE NOSE OF HIS AIRCRAFT, AND INITIATED AN UNSUCCESSFUL AVOIDANCE MANEUVER.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..CONFLICTING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE

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