NTSB Identification: ANC84LA193.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26787.
Accident occurred Friday, September 28, 1984 in SKWENTNA, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N70123
Injuries: 1 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.

PLT WAS RETURNING TO DEPARTURE POINT BECAUSE OF POOR WX AND DARKNESS. DURING APCH PLT COULD NOT CLEARLY SEE LANDING AREA. ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND. PLT STATED ACFT SETTLED INTO BUSHES AND WAS YAWED INTO TREES BECAUSE HE LET TOO MUCH AIRSPEED BLEED OFF.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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