NTSB Identification: ANC83FA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23032.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 07, 1983 in SELAWIK, AK
Aircraft: Britten-Norman BN-2A-8, registration: N37MN
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 Serious.

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.

ACCORDING TO THE FAA SPECIALIST ON DUTY AT THE NOME FLIGHT SERVICE STATION THE PLT OF MUNZ NORTHERN FLT 601 REQUESTED ONLY THE AMBLER WX AT 0030 GMT. THE ONLY SURVIVING PASSENGER STATED THAT THE FLT DEPTD NOME, AK AT 1330 BST AND AS THE FLT CONTINUED NORTH SHE COULD ONLY SEE STRAIGHT DOWN AND WAS NERVOUS BECAUSE THE GROUND WAS SO CLOSE. SHE FURTHER STATED THAT THE PROPS CHANGED THEIR SOUND WHICH RELATED TO THE SOUND THEY MADE EARLIER IN THE FLIGHT WHEN THE ACFT CLIMBED TO CLEAR A MOUNTAIN. SHE ALSO ADDED THAT THEY WERE IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS PRIOR TO IMPACT AND THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL IRREGULARITIES THAT WHE WAS AWARE OF.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER FORECAST..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW

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