NTSB Identification: ANC84FA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26622.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, July 21, 1984 in OUZINKIE, AK
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-21A, registration: N2021A
Injuries: 4 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.

N2021A DEPARTED KODIAK, AK, AT 0904 AKDT UNDER A SPECIAL VFR CLEARANCE. TWO OTHER PLTS STATED N2021A WAS THEN CIRCLING OVER MONASHKA BAY WHILE WAITING FOR THE WX OVER THE NARROW STRAIT TO CLEAR. AT 0920 AKDT THE PLT OF N2021A STATED TO ONE OF THE OTHER PLTS THAT THE WX APPEARED TO BE GETTING BETTER AND HE WAS GOING TO TAKE A LOOK. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE WATERS OF THE NARROW STRAIT, NORTHWEST OF MONASHKA BAY. WITNESSES REPORTED THE WX WAS IFR IN THE AREA AT THE TIME. N2021A WAS NOT EQUIPPED FOR INSTRUMENT FLT NOR WAS THE PLT CURRENT WITH FARS TO CONDUCT IFR OPERATIONS. WHILE CIRCLING OVER MONASHKA BAY THE PLT OF N2021A EXPRESSED CONCERN TO THE OTHER PLT ABOUT CARGO OF FROZEN MEAT THAWING.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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