NTSB Identification: LAX82FUM06
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 05, 1982 in RAMONA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/05/1983
Aircraft: NAVION A, registration: N4520K
Injuries: 3 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 ACCIDENT OCCURRED DURING THE FINAL LEG OF A "SHARE THE EXPENSES" COMMUTING FLIGHT FROM HAWTHORNE TO ROMONA, CA, WHEN THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE SOUTHWEST FACE OF MOUNT WOODSON. MARGINAL VFR CONDITIONS PREVAILED OVER THE ROUTE OF FLIGHT. DURING THE FLIGHT AN INSTRUMENT CLEARANCE FOR A CLIMB TO VFR CONDITIONS ON TOP WAS OBTAINED. THIS CLEARANCE WAS CANCELLED WHEN THE PILOT REPORTED ON TOP AT 2500 FEET, AFTER ACKNOWLEDGING FREQUENCY CHANGE TO SAN DIEGO APPROACH CONTROL 7 MILES NORTH OF RIVERSIDE,CA THERE WERE NO FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS WITH N4520K. THE PILOT HAD A HISTORY OF FLIGHT VIOLATIONS AND AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS.

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

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

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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