NTSB Identification: LAX88LA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37536.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1988 in SANTA BARBARA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 77, registration: N37354
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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

THE FLT DEPARTED OCEANO ARPT, OCEANO, CA AT ABOUT 1830 ON A VFR FLT TO TAFT, CA. ABT 30 MIN AFT DEPARTING L52, THE PLT BECAME DISORIENTED AND ELECTED TO LAND ON A PVT AIRSTRIP ABT 20 MI NORTH OF SANTA BARBARA, CA. THE PLT ENTERED A WEST DOWNWIND LEG (RT TRAFFIC) FOR RY 18 AFTER HE EXECUTED A LOW PASS OVER THE RY. THE PLT REPTD THAT WHEN HE ENTERED THE BASE LEG THE AIRSPEED DIMINISHED RAPIDLY AND THE AIRPLANE LANDED SHORT OF THE RY. GND WITNESSES RPTD THAT THE AIRPLANE 'STALLED' & THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS TRAVELING AT A 'VERY SLOW AIRSPEED' WHEN IT ENTERED THE BASE LEG. THE PLT RPTD THAT THE AIRPLANE DID NOT SUSTAIN ANY PREIMPACT MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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