NTSB Identification: LAX85FA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28922.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 21, 1985 in FALLBROOK, CA
Aircraft: BEECH A45, registration: N7GN
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 PLT WAS FLYING TO HIS HOME ARPT UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) FROM HIS PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED LOW CEILINGS & VISIBILITIES. HE CONTD AT LOW ALT ALONG AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY TOWARD HIS ORIGINAL DESTINATION. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE PLT HAD TO CLIMB TO CLEAR AN OVERPASS. THE ACFT THEN ENTERED A LEFT TURN. DURING THE TURN, ITS LEFT WING HIT AN ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINE & THE ACFT CRASHED. TOXICOLOGY TESTS SHOWED THE PLT HAD A BLOOD/ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.090% & A URINE/ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.097%.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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