On July 27, 2001, about 1830 Alaska daylight time, a wheel/ski-equipped Cessna 185 airplane, N3800Q, sustained substantial damage when it collided with glacial, snow-covered ice, about 45 miles northeast of Yakutat, Alaska, within British Columbia, Canada. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) on-demand passenger flight under Title 14, CFR Part 135, when the accident occurred. The airplane was owned by the accident pilot, and operated by Gulf Air Taxi, Inc., Yakutat, Alaska. The certificated commercial pilot sustained fatal injuries, and the two passengers received serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and company visual flight rules (VFR) flight following procedures were in effect.

The preceding information was provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, and is for informational purposes only. The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Canada. Any further information pertaining to this investigation may be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada, #4-3071, Number Five Road, Richmond, BC, V6X2T4

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