Date: November 16, 1985
Time: ?
Location: Quinhagaki, Alaska
Operator: Air Taxi
Flight #: ?
Route: Bethel, AK - Quinhagaki, AK
AC Type: Piper PA-32-300
Registration: N74DJ
cn / ln: 3240872
Aboard: 7   (passengers:6  crew:1)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed on the frozen level tundra at night while on a part 135 air taxi flight. The investigation revealed the commercial rated air taxi pilot did not have a 135 air taxi check ride or competency check. The pilot's certificate prohibited him to carry passengers for hire at night or more than 50 mile cross country flight. At time of the accident the weather was below VFR conditions and the pilot did not receive a weather briefing. Continued VFR flight into IMC.

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