NTSB Identification: LAX84FA337.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24204.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 06, 1984 in BARSTOW, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N5306Y
Injuries: 1 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 FLT HAD ORIGINATED SOMEWHERE IN MEXICO & WAS BEING TRACKED BY DEA INVESTIGATORS UNTIL RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST. IN THE VICINITY OF AMBOY, CA AN ANONYMOUS CALLER HAD CONTACTED THE HIGHWAY PATROL & REPORTED A LOW FLYING ACFT NEAR AMBOY WITH NO VISIBLE NAVIGATION LIGHTS. AT 2140 PDT THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH HIGH TENSION WIRES WHEN HE CROSSED OVER HIGHWAY 40. THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED ON A SERVICE ROAD NEXT TO THE HIGHWAY. THE AIRCRAFT BURNED.

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:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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