NTSB Identification: ANC83FA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23022.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 06, 1983 in MCCARTHY, AK
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N5052E
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED BY ANOTHER PILOT TO FLY INTO A BOX CANYON. THE WITNESS STATED THAT THE ACFT THEN ATMPTD WHAT LOOKED LIKE A CHANDELLE TO REVERSE DIRECTION BUT STALLED AND CAME TO REST ON THE SIDE OF THE CANYON WALL.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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