NTSB Identification: LAX82FA048
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 20, 1982 in CHERRY VALLEY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/20/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N9395Q
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.

AT 0702 THE PLT RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING FOR A VFR FLIGHT TO FRESNO. THE AREA FORECAST CONTAINED FLIGHT PRECAUTIONS FOR OBSCURED MOUNTAINS & IMC IN THE SIERRA NEVADAS, AND OCCASSIONAL MODERATE ICING BELOW 15,000 FT. THE FLIGHT DEPARTED AT 0728. THE AIRCRAFT MADE AN INITIAL IMPACT ON THE TOP OF A RIDGE AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 3,500 FT MSL.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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