NTSB Identification: LAX86LA241.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31463.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 05, 1986 in SONOMA, CA
Aircraft: BOEING A75N1, registration: N62763
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POLE AND CRASHED IN A FLOODED FIELD WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH. THE PILOT INDICATED THAT HE FLEW A 20 MINUTE LOCAL VFR FLIGHT PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. HE STATED HE HAD SUFFERED HEAD INJURIES AND WAS UNABLE TO RECALL ANY DETAILS OF THE ACCIDENT AFTER THE ACFT STRUCK THE POLE. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED MINOR IMPACT DAMAGE AND MUD AND RUST DEPOSITS. THE RIGHT MAGNETO WAS RUSTED SHUT. EXAMINATION OF THE PROPELLER REVEALED ONE BLADE BENT FORWARD AND THE OTHER DAMAGED DUE TO A STRIKE. THE ENGINE WAS RUN ON A TEST STAND WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS AFTER THE ENGINE OIL WAS CHANGED AND THE RIGHT MAGNETO REPLACED.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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