NTSB Identification: LAX90FA211.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42845.
Accident occurred Friday, June 08, 1990 in PASO ROBLES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/03/1993
Aircraft: BEECH 35-33, registration: N996T
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT RECEIVED A PRELFIGHT WEATHER BRIEFING WHICH INCLUDED A FORECAST FOR VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS ALONG THE PROPOSED ROUTE OF FLIGHT. HE TOOK OFF ON A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES WITHOUT FILING A FLIGHT PLAN. ABOUT 1-1/2 HRS AFTER THE PLANE TOOK OFF, A RANCHER FOUND ITS WRECKAGE BURNING IN AN OUTLYING/LEVEL PASTURE, AFTER A NEIGHBOR ADVISED HIM OF SMOKE EMANATING FROM THE PASTURE. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND IN AN UPRIGHT ATTITUDE WITH THE FLAPS AND LANDING GEAR RETRACTED. THE WRECKAGE BOUNCED, SLID AND TUMBLED ABOUT 447 FEET BEFORE COMING TO REST. IMPACT OCCURRED IN A DIRECTION THAT WAS PERPENDICULAR TO THE ROUTE OF FLIGHT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND. THE OWNER SAID THE PILOT HAD OVERSTRESSED THE AIRCRAFT ON A PREVIOUS FLIGHT, BUT NO RELATIONSHIP WAS VERIFIED BETWEEN THAT EVENT AND THE ACCIDENT.

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

UNDETERMINED.

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