NTSB Identification: ANC84FA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25920.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 28, 1984 in TALKEETNA, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N2233N
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

PLT WAS CONDUCTING A SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION WHEN HIS ATTENTION WAS DIVERTED TO AN OBJECT ON THE GROUND. WHEN PLT REDIRECTED HIS ATTENTION TO THE FLT PATH, RAPIDLY RISING TERRAIN WAS VIEWED DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE ACFT WITH INSUFFICIENT ROOM TO TURN. THE ACFT CONTACTED THE TERRAIN WITH FULL POWER IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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