NTSB Identification: SEA82FAD01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 29, 1982 in KETCHIKAN INTL., AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/1983
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N2708P
Injuries: 1 Fatal,3 Serious,1 Minor.

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.

DEPARTING UNDER A SPECIAL VFR CLEARANCE, THE ACFT ENTERED IMC WITHIN A PERIOD OF APPROXIMATELY 15 SECS AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT STRUCK TREES & THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY 2 MI SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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