NTSB Identification: LAX84LA249.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23597.
Accident occurred Monday, April 09, 1984 in FORT BIDWELL, CA
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA, registration: N6726N
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

ACCORDING TO THE PLT THE WX BLOCKED SEVERAL OF THE MOUNTAIN PASSES ALONG THE ROUTE OF FLIGHT. WHEN THE WX CONTINUED TO DETERIORATE THE PLT LANDED IN A FIELD. THE MAIN GEAR 'DUG-IN AND THE ACFT FLIPPED ON IT'S BACK.'

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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