NTSB Identification: LAX84LA426.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26164.
Accident occurred Monday, December 12, 1983 in SAN CARLOS, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N3110M
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.

DURING A NIGHT LANDING ON A ROAD, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT HIT A BERM. ACCORDING TO CUSTOMS OFFICIALS. THE PLT HAD CIRCLED WHILE GROUND PERSONNEL PLACED ROWS OF LIGHTS ADJACENT TO THE ROAD, THEN HE LANDED. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT ILLEGAL DRUGS HAD BEEN UNLOADED, THEN THE ACFT WAS INTENTIONALLY SET ON FIRE. THE PLT WAS NOT IDENTIFIED. HE WAS PRESUMED NOT TO HAVE BEEN INJURED.

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


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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