NTSB Identification: ANC78FA023
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of YUTE AIR ALASK
Aircraft: EVANGEL 4500, registration: N4508L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2116  78/2/27    MERRILL PASS,AK     EVANGEL 4500        CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1325                    N4508L              PX-  2  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            35, 5500 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1203 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          DILLINGHAM,AK               ANCHORAGE,AK                 STONY RIVER,AK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
        WEATHER BRIEFING - SELF-HELP,PILOT CHECKED WEATHER DATA
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- WX CONDITION IN PASS RPRTD BY PIREP.RECOVERY DATE 2/28/78.

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