NTSB Identification: LAX83FVG09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20527.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 06, 1983 in COPPEROPOLIS, CA
Aircraft: BEECH V35B, registration: N4755M
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 ACFT WAS OBSERVED TAKING OFF TO THE SOUTH FROM THE PLT'S PRIVATE STRIP. THE ACFT MADE A 180 DEG TURN & FLEW OVER THEPLT'S RESIDENCE NEAR THE RUNWAY. A MOMENTARY INCREASE IN ENG RPM WAS HEARD. THE ACFT THEN MADE ANOTHER 180 DEG TURN & FLEW DOWN THE RUNWAY AT ABOUT 90-100 FT. SHORTLY AFTER THIS A CRASH WAS HEARD. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND AT A VERY PRONOUNCED NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE PLT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 0.15%.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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