Date & Time: Jan 11, 1965 at 1409 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
En route, weather conditions deteriorated and while cruising in rain falls, the pilot lost his sens of orientation when the single engine airplane struck the slope of a mountain located near Pile Bay. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and both occupants were killed. The wreckage was found a day later.
The pilot continued under VFR mode into adverse weather conditions. It is reported the pilot exercised poor judgment and that the weather forecast was incorrect.