NTSB Identification: LAX88LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36749.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 23, 1988 in UNION CITY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN AA5A, registration: N26851
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING A PLEASURE FLIGHT, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE TOWER. THE AIRPLANE WAS CONSUMED BY FIRE. THE WEATHER AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS REPORTED TO BE INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS WITH LOW FOG. THE PILOT DID NOT FILE AN INSTRUMENT FLIGHT PLAN AND WAS OPERATING UNDER VFR.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TOWER


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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