NTSB Identification: LAX88LA288.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37556.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 18, 1988 in CAMARILLO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-236, registration: N2563Y
Injuries: 2 Serious,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.

DURING A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS 'SCUD RUNNING' TO THE AIRPORT. THE PILOT WAS FOLLOWING A ROAD THAT RAN NEAR THE AIRPORT, HOWEVER, THE PILOT LOST SIGHT OF THE ROAD. THE PILOT DECIDED TO DIVERT TO ANOTHER AIRPORT AND THEN THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A TREE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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