NTSB Identification: WPR12FAMS1
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 23, 2012 in Tonasket, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/08/2014
Aircraft: JEFFKO GLASAIR, registration: N743CA
Injuries: 1 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 pilot departed on the cross-country flight in the experimental airplane without filing either an instrument or visual flight plan. The route of flight would have taken him over high mountain passes, which were obscured by clouds at the time. An alert notice (ALNOT) was issued after family members reported that he had not arrived at his planned destination. A search and rescue mission was subsequently initiated, and for the following 6 days multiple search sorties were performed. To date, the airplane has not been found.

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

The cause of the accident is undetermined as the airplane has not been located and remains missing.

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