NTSB Identification: LAX88LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34936.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 18, 1987 in CARPENTERIA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N11176
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 PILOT ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WEATHER AS HE APPROACHED HIS DESTINATION. AFTER DESCENDING TO 1,500 FEET MSL, HE ATTEMPTED TO FOLLOW A HIGHWAY TO THE OCEAN BUT INADVERTENTLY ENCOUNTERED FOG. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO TURN, AFTER SPOTTING LIGHTS FROM HOUSES SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET BENEATH HIS POSITION, BUT THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN THAT WAS COMPLETELY OBSCURED BY FOG.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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