NTSB Identification: LAX84LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22809.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 23, 1983 in TWENTYNINE PALM, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 402B, registration: N52LL
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS LANDED IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION ON A STATE HIGHWAY. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT'S RIGHT MAIN GEAR WENT OFF THE PAVEMENT ONTO A SOFT, SANDY SHOULDER AREA. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLT LOST CONTROL, THE ACFT HIT A BERM & THE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PLT WAS NOT IDENTIFIED & NO PASSENGERS OR WITNESSES WERE FOUND. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE CARGO MAY HAVE CONTAINED DRUGS. ALSO, THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF AN EFFORT TO SET THE ACFT ON FIRE AFTER IT CRASH LANDED.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT



Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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