NTSB Identification: ANC08FAMS01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 09, 2008 in Juneau, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/28/2009
Aircraft: CESSNA 182E, registration: N9350X
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 private pilot and a passenger departed on a personal, visual-flight-rules, cross-country flight over coastal waters in a float-equipped airplane. The missing airplane's anticipated flight path would have flown over about 15 miles of ocean waters. The weather conditions in the area were described as low ceilings and reduced visibility due to rain, fog, and mist. The terrain around the area is characterized by tree-covered, steep mountainous island terrain, numerous ocean channels, and an extensive shoreline containing small coves and bays. The airplane has been declared missing, and is presumed to have crashed; the pilot and passenger are presumed to have received fatal injuries.

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

Undetermined. The airplane is missing.

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