NTSB Identification: ANC84LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24728.
Accident occurred Friday, July 27, 1984 in CHICKEN, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180H, registration: N3476Y
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE EN ROUTE TO DAWSON CITY, CANADA, THE PLT ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WX. THE CLOUDS WERE NEAR THE TOPS OF THE RIDGES & THE ACFT WAS BENEATH THE CLOUD LAYER IN A SLOW FLT CONFIGURATION. THE PLT SAID THAT HE TRIED TO MAKE A 180 DEG TURN, BUT THE ACFT STALLED & PITCHED DOWN. HE HAD NEARLY RECOVERED FROM THE STALL & WAS IN A WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE WHEN THE ACFT HIT TREES & THE GROUND.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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