NTSB Identification: LAX83LUQ01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22256.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 23, 1983 in CASTAIC, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25061
Injuries: 2 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.

ABOUT 3 HRS AFTER HE TOOK OFF, THE PLT CALLED BURBANK TOWER & ADVISED HE WAS LOST & WAS AT 4000 FT, HEADING SOUTHBOUND. TOWER PERSONNEL ADVISED HIM TO CONTACT BURBANK APCH CONTROL ON 121.5, BUT RECEIVED NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. A FEW MINUTES LATER, A HELICOPTER PLT ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT THE LOST PLT, BUT GOT NO RESPONSE. LATER, THE ACFT WAS FOUND WHERE IT CRASHED ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN AT AN ELEVATION OF ABOUT 3500 FT. ABOUT 28 MI WEST-NORTHWEST AT BURBANK, THE 0849 PST WX WAS, IN PART: 1500 SCATTERED, 4000 FT OVERCAST, WIND 140 DEG AT 4 KTS. THE ELEVATION AT BURBANK IS 775 FT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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