NTSB Identification: LAX84FA375.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25077.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 1984 in YORBA LINDA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N735MQ
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 FILING A VFR FLT PLAN, THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PLT TOOK OFF DURING DARKNESS. THE TOWER WAS NOT IN OPERATION WHEN HE DEPARTED. AFTER TAKING OFF, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED MANEUVERING AT AN ESTIMATED ALT OF ABOUT 200 FT. WITNESSES REPORTED THERE WAS NO WIND, BUT THERE WAS A LOW CEILING OR FOG AT ABOUT 200 FT ABOVE THE ACCIDENT SITE. THE ACFT IMPACTED RISING GROUND ON ROLLING TERRAIN & BURNED. NO PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT OR POWERPLANT WAS FOUND.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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