NTSB Identification: ANC82DAG53
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 05, 1982 in KENAI, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20, registration: N6957K
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

AT 0837 THE PLT CALLED KENAI TOWER & REPORTED 8 MI WEST INBOUND FOR LANDING. AT 0845 HE REPORTED THAT HE WOULD BE LANDING ON THE BEACH. AT 0847 HE REPORTED THAT HE WOULD NOT MAKE THE BEACH & WOULD BE GOING INTO THE WATER. THE ACFT & OCCUPANTS WERE NOT RECOVERED. THE PLT'S FLIGHT PLAN WAS FOR 2+30, & HIS REPORTED FUEL ABOARD WAS 3+00. THE ACTUAL FLT TIME WAS 2+22. DURING HIS WX BRIEFING THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT LAKE CLARK PASS WAS FORECAST TO BE MARGINAL TO CLOSED. HE WAS ALSO ADVISED THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO FORECAST CEILINGS BELOW 1,000 FT & VISIBILITIES BELOW 3 MI FOR THE BRISTOL BAY AREA. ACFT DAMAGE & INJURY INDEX PRESUMED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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