NTSB Identification: ANC84LA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25346.
Accident occurred Monday, September 03, 1984 in CUTLER RIVER, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N4839C
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,2 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.

WHILE SPOTTING CARIBOU IN A DESCENT FROM 1500 FT MSL TO 1300 FT MSL, THE ENGINE LOST ALL POWER. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENGINE WHILE FLYING TOWARD A LAKE FOR THE FORCED LANDING. HE STATED THAT BECAUSE OF THE LOW ALT AND AIRSPEED HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE OR REACH THE LAKE. THE ACFT CRASHED ON A GRAVEL BAR. DUE TO THE LOCATION OF THE ACCIDENT THE ACFT AND ENGINE COULD NOT BE RECOVERED FOR EXAMINATION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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