NTSB Identification: LAX86FA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30430.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 05, 1985 in PARADISE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N24126
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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, FOR AN AFLIGHT ORENTATION, THE HIGH TIME (OVER 2 4000 FLT HOURS) PILOT DESCENDED TO AN ALTITUDE OF APPROX. 300 OVER A LAKE. THE PILOT WAS THEN FLYING UP A TWISTING ARM OF THE LAKE, IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN INTO UNMARKED ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION WIRES THAT CROSS THE LAKE. AFTER THE WIRE STRIKE ON THE RIGHT ELEVATOR THE AIRCRAFT REVERSED COURSE ROLLED INVERTED AN IMPACTED THE GROUND ON THE SHORE LINE.

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

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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