NTSB Identification: ANC84LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24464.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 1984 in KNIK GLACIER, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6167Q
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 ACFT WAS CLIMBING AS THE PLT 'FLEW UP' A GLACIER. HE STATED THAT BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, HE HAD MADE A CHECK OF THE INSTRUMENTS & OUTSIDE REFERENCES & HAD DETERMINED THAT HIS RATE OF CLIMB WAS ADEQUATE TO EASILY CLEAR THE RIDGE. HE STATED, 'THE NEXT THING I KNEW, THE PLANE HIT THE SURFACE OF THE GLACIER IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE' & NOSED OVER. THE IMPACT OCCURRED AT ABOUT 8000 FT MSL. THE ELEVATION AT THE HEAD OF THE GLACIER WAS ABOUT 9000 FT.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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