NTSB Identification: LAX93FA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52255.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 07, 1993 in GORMAN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/15/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N79411
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 CERTIFICATED PRIVATE PILOT OBTAINED A STANDARD WEATHER BRIEFING BEFORE DEPARTING ON A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT WITH THREE PASSENGERS. VFR FLIGHT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO LOW CEILINGS AND RAIN THAT EXISTED ALONG THE INTENDED ROUTE OF FLIGHT. GROUND WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE FOLLOWING A HIGHWAY TOWARD AN AREA OF RISING TERRAIN AND LOW CLOUDS. THE AIRPLANE CRASHED INTO A HILLSIDE, ABOUT 200 FEET BELOW A VOR STATION THAT WAS LOCATED ON THE ROUTE OF FLIGHT

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S CONTINUED FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND CONTINUED VISUAL FLIGHT INTO INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

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