NTSB Identification: LAX83FA279.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22808.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 11, 1983 in VAN NUYS, CA
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N6610K
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.

THE ACFT CRASHED IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA AFTER A LOSS OF CONTROL BY THE PLT. THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING THROUGH AN OVERCAST IN IFR CONDITIONS AND LAST REPORTED 'FOUR' IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FOR ALTITUDE. THIS WAS THE LAST RADIO TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM THE FLT. THE ACFT WAS SEEN BY WITNESSES DIVING VERTICALLY FROM THE CLOUDS. IT LEVELED OFF FOR A SHORT WHILE AND THEN WENT INTO A NOSE-UP 90 DEGREE BANK AT LOW ALTITUDE. IT CONTACTED THE GROUND IN A 90 DEGREE LEFT BANK AND CARTWHEELED. A TOTAL OF FIVE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES, THREE AUTOMOBILES AND SOME LANDSCAPING RECEIVED DAMAGE IN THE ACCIDENT. NO PERSONS ON THE GROUND WERE INJURED. THE WEATHER WAS REPORTED AS 1500 FT OVERCAST WITH TOPS 4000 TO 4300 FT.VISIBILITY 2 MILES IN HAZE. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION REVEALED BOTH ENGINES OPERATING AT IMPACT. ALL ACFT COMPONENTS WERE ACCOUNTED FOR AT THE ACCIDENT SITE. SOME SMALL ITEMS OF FAIRING AND ALUMINUM SKIN WERE FOUND ALONG THE FLT PATH FORA DISTANCE OF 2 BLOCKS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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