NTSB Identification: LAX85FA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30198.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 21, 1985 in CASTAIC, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235, registration: N9406W
Injuries: 5 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 REQUESTED AND RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING FOR THE CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT. VFR FLIGHT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO MULTIPLE CLOUD LAYERS AND MOUNTAIN OBSCUREMENT. THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED THE FOLLOWING MORNING AT THE 3,500 FOOT ELEVATION IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

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:

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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