NTSB Identification: LAX86LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30346.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 06, 1985 in SAN DIEGO, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T, registration: N2512Y
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE FLT DEPARTED IN VFR CONDITIONS AFTER A WX BRIEFING WHICH INDICATED THAT CLEAR SKIES AND UNRESTRICTED VISIBILTY EXISTED AND WERE FORECASTED AT THE DESTINATION AIRPORT. ON ARRIVAL THE PLT REQUESTED AND RECEIVED CLEARANCE FOR AN INSTRUMENT APCH. WHEN THE FLT WAS ON A 2-MI FINAL AT 2000 FT, THE CONTROLLER INITIATED A MISSED APCH. THE PLT RESPONDED AND THEN STATED THAT WE WOULD PREFER TO RETURN TO THE DEPARTURE ARPT. A CLEARANCE WAS ISSUED AND THE RADIO AND RADAR CONTACT WERE LOST.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK

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