NTSB Identification: ANC84LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24819.
Accident occurred Friday, July 27, 1984 in ATIGUN PASS, AK
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN NAVION, registration: N225G
Injuries: 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 ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT WHILE FLYING THROUGH A MOUNTAIN PASS. THE TERRAIN WOULD NOT ALLOW THE PLT TO MAKE A 180DEG TURN SO HE ELECTED TO LAND ON A ROAD WITH THE LANDING GEAR RETRACTED.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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