NTSB Identification: ANC71DAG71
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA A185E, registration: N1978U

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0826  71/2/27    KALSKAG,ALAS        CESSNA A185E        CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 53, 13000
        TIME - 1315                    N1978U              PX-  0  0  1  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 800 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          KALSKAG,ALAS                RUSSIAN MISSION,ALAS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
           WEATHER - SNOW
           WEATHER - OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION
           TERRAIN - SNOW-COVERED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - WHITEOUT
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  ADVERSE/UNFAVORABLE WEATHER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      3000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          HAZE                                                      17
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          270                                                       12
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- UN MAINTAIN VISUAL REF TO HORIZON.HIT SNOWBANK AT EDGE OF FROZEN LAKE.WHEEL/SKI EQPD.

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