NTSB Identification: ANC83LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21183.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, August 20, 1983 in ILIAMNA, AK
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N3129S
Injuries: 2 Serious,3 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.

THE ACFT GOT INTO A DOWNDRAFT AND COLLIDED WITH HILLY TERRAIN. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS SPOTTING CARIBOU AND SETTLED INTO THE SIDE OF A HILL. ACCORDING TO THE PASSENGERS THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 300 FT AGL PRIOR TO THE DESCENT TO GROUND CONTACT.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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