NTSB Identification: LAX85FA181.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29749.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 21, 1985 in MOJAVE, CA
Aircraft: BEECH B35D, registration: N2176D
Injuries: 3 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 LEFT STABILIZER ASSEMBLY SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT IN-FLT.THE ALT AND AIRSPEED AT THE TIME OF THE SEPARATION WERE NOT DETERMINED. PLTS OF ACFT FLYING IN THE AREA AT ABOUT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT REPORTED MODERATE TO SEVERE TURBULENCEAND UP AND DOWN DRAFTS OF 1,500 FPM. THE BEECH PLT REQUESTED AND RECEIVED WX INFO ALONG HI ROUTE OF FLT. NO SIGMETS OR AIRMETS WERE ISSUED TO THE PLT NOR WERE THERE ANY IN EFFECT IN THE AREA OR AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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

FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES/ATTACHMENTS..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VA)..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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