NTSB Identification: ANC13FA027
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, March 04, 2013 in Nikolai, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 182B, registration: N2343G
Injuries: 3 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.


On March 4, 2013, about 1117 Alaska standard time, a Cessna 182B airplane, N2343G, sustained substantial damage when it collided with mountainous, snow-covered terrain, about 65 miles southeast of Nikolai, Alaska. The airplane was being operated by the pilot as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal flight, under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, when the accident occurred. The certificated commercial pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated at the Merrill Field Airport, Anchorage, Alaska, at approximately 1006, and was bound for Takotna, Alaska, via Rainy Pass.

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