NTSB Identification: LAX01FAMS02
Accident occurred Sunday, June 03, 2001 in LYTLE CREEK, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2007
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-181, registration: N8253W
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.

On June 3, 2001, sometime after 1932 hours Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Piper PA-28-181, N8253W, became missing in the vicinity of Lytle Creek, California, on a flight from Perris Valley to Laverne, California. The airplane departed Perris Valley Airport at 1915 en route to Brackett Field in Laverne. Air Desert Pacific operated the airplane under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91, and rented it to the pilot for a personal flight. The operator reported the airplane was overdue on June 6 and the airplane had not been located as of June 14. The private pilot, the sole occupant, is missing. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. No additional information is available.

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

Undetermined.

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