NTSB Identification: LAX86FA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31777.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 26, 1986 in IRVINE, CA
Aircraft: BEECH V35-B, registration: N58SB
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 HAD EXECUTED THE ILS RWY 19R APPROACH AND THEN REQUESTED A MISSED APPROACH, STATING THAT HE 'HAD A LOCALIZER PROBLEM'. ON THE SECOND ATTEMPT HE WAS CLEARED TO LAND AND THEN WAS TWICE ISSUED A LOW ALTITUDE ALERT. THE PILOT WAS FURTHER ISSUED INSTRUCTIONS TO CLIMB AND MAINTAIN 3,000 FEET. RADAR AND RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WERE LOST AND THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN A PARKING LOT 1/2 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE AIRPORT. THE WEATHER AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS REPORTED AS: INDEFINITE CEILING ZERO, SKY OBSCURED, VISIBILITY ONE-HALF MILE IN FOG, WIND ONE EIGHT ZERO DEGREES AT EIGHT KNOTS, ALTIMETER TWO NINE NINE FIVE, TOPS EIGHT HUNDRED FEET. THE RUNWAY VISUAL RANGE (RVR) WAS REPORTED AS MORE THAN 6,000 FEET.

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

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

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

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

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

IFR PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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