NTSB Identification: LAX83FA241.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22998.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 22, 1983 in VAN NUYS, CA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20K, registration: N1150S
Injuries: 4 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 1 MILE OUT ON THE FINAL APPROACH WHEN THE TOWER ASKED THE PLT TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN TO DOWNWIND. THE REQUESTWAS MADE BECAUSE A C-130 FOLLOWING HAD DECLARED AN EMERGENCY FOR LANDING WITNESSES SAW THE MOONEY M-20 ENTER A RIGHT TURN AND DESCEND. THE ACFT STRUCK A POWER POLE AND EXPLODED INTO A RESIDENTIAL AREA. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKED ACFT AND THE PLT SHOWED NO DISCREPANCIES OR FAILURES THAT WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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