NTSB Identification: LAX82FUG08
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 13, 1982 in ETIWANDA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 210G, registration: N5870F
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.

THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A RIDGE AT AN ELEVATION OF ABOUT 2000 FT MSL. AT THE IMPACT POINT, THE TERRAIN SLOPED UPWARD AT AN ANGLE OF ABOUT 35 DEGREES. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED IN A NEAR LEVEL FLIGHT ATTITUDE. THE WEATHER AT THE CRASH SITE WAS NOT DETERMINED. HOWEVER, ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT, THE WEATHER REPORTS AND FORECAST INDICATED THE MOUNTAINS WOULD BE OBSCURED BY CLOUDS. THE LOS ANGELES BASIN WAS EXPECTED TO BE COVERED WITH ABOUT A 2000 FT OVERCAST. THE PROPELLER SEPARATED FROM THE ENGINE DURING IMPACT AND DISPLAYED ROTATIONAL DAMAGE. AN EXAMINATION OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS REVEALED NO PREIMPACT DAMAGE.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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