NTSB Identification: LAX86FA247.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33946.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 07, 1986 in SWALL MEADOWS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1988
Aircraft: BEECH M35, registration: N398Z
Injuries: 3 Serious.

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 CIVIL AIR PATROL (CAP) ORGANIZED & PROVIDED INSTRUCTORS TO TEACH CAP MISSION PLTS TECHNIQUES OF 'HIGH ALTITUDE' SEARCH FLYING DURING A 2-DAY COURSE. THE CURRICULUM INCLUDED MAKING A LANDING APPROACH TO A 6080 FT ELEVATION AIRSTRIP. THE APPROACH WAS TO BE TERMINATED WITH A GO-AROUND FOR WHICH SUCCESSFUL EXECUTION REQUIRED PROMPTLY TURNING THE ACFT AWAY FROM THE RISING TERRAIN LOCATED BEYOND THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. THE TRAINEE-PILOT FLEW THE APPROACH BUT ALLOWED THE AIRSPEED TO SLOW BELOW THE BEST ANGLE OF CLIMB. WHILE THE GEAR & FLAPS WERE BEING RAISED THE PLT ALSO FAILED TO PROMPTLY TURN THE ACFT AWAY FROM THE RISING TERRAIN. BECAUSE OF THE 8500 FT DENSITY ALTITUDE, THE ACFT'S CLIMB PERFORMANCE WAS DEGRADED, & THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE RISING TERRAIN. THE CFI FAILED TO ADEQUATELY MONITOR HIS STUDENT'S PERFORMANCE, & HE FAILED TO FOLLOW ESTABLISHED CAP PROCEDURES WHICH REQUIRED HIM TO ISSUE MISSION ABORT INSTRUCTIONS IN A TIMELY MANNER.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..CHECK PILOT

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL



Contributing Factors

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..CHECK PILOT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

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

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