NTSB Identification: LAX83LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19698.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 23, 1983 in MT. BALDY, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N2180N
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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHILE HE WAS FLYING TOWARD THE CREST OF MT BALDY, HE WAS BLINDED BY THE SUN REFLECTING OFF OF THE FRESHLY COVERED SNOW PEAK. AS HE REACHED FOR HIS SUN GLASSES, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE MOUNTAIN ABOUT 10 FT BELOW THE CREST.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN

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