NTSB Identification: LAX98FA113.
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Accident occurred Sunday, March 15, 1998 in LITTLE RIVER, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/15/2001
Aircraft: Beech B95A, registration: N569T
Injuries: 4 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The VFR pilot and passengers departed into an approximate 500-foot agl stratus deck off the end of the coastal runway. Witnesses observed the aircraft enter the stratus, come out, re-enter at a steep angle, and then descend from the stratus into the terrain.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's inadvertent visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's improper weather evaluation. Full narrative available
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