NTSB Identification: LAX85FA328.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27929.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 21, 1985 in COLUMBIA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N2209J
Injuries: 2 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.

ON JULY 21, 1985 AT ABOUT 2115 HOURS P.D.T., CESSNA 150, N2209J, REGISTERED TO LAURENCE P. THOMPSON, AUBURN, CALIFORNIA,AND OPERATED BY SUNSHINE FLYERS, INC., AUBURN, CALIFORNIA, CRASHED AFTER COLLIDING WITH SOME TREES ABOUT 1 MILE NORTH NORTHWEST OF COLUMBIA AIRPORT (022), COLUMBIA, CALIFORNIA. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED RUNWAY 35 ON A VISUAL FLIGHT RULES PERSONAL FLIGHT TO AUBURN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (AUN), AUBURN, CALIFORNIA. NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED; NOR WAS ONE REQUIRED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT/POST-IMPACT FIRE. THE TOPS OF TWO TREES SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE CERTIFICATED COMMERCIAL PILOT/FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AND THE SOLE PASSENGER ABOARD THE ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED FATAL INJURIES. VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE FLIGHT HAD ORIGINATED AT 022 AT ABOUT 2114 HOURS.

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:

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,RING..INCORRECT


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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