NTSB Identification: LAX83FA397.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21802.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 1983 in KERNVILLE, CA
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415-C, registration: N94369
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 CRASHED IN RISING TERRAIN 6 MI WEST OF THE DEPARTURE ARPT AT 5,000 FT MSL. THE ALTA SIERRA PASS IS 6,500 FT MSLWITH MOUNTAIN TOPS AT 8,320 FT MSL. THE PLT WAS ISSUED A STUDENT CERTIFICATE ON 8/22/80 WHICH WAS NOT RENEWED.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

INADEQUATE RECURRENT TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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