NTSB Identification: LAX82FA218A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 12, 1982 in CORONA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/12/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N18007
Injuries: 4 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.

BOTH AIRCRAFT (A CESSNA 150L, N18007 AND A CESSNA 140, N90006) HAD TAKEN OFF FROM THE CORONA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, SOMETIME AROUND NOON ON 6/12/82. THE CESSNA 150 PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE ON A FLIGHT TO PORTERVILLE, CA, WHILE THE CESSNA 140 PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE FLYING TO STRAWBERRY VALLEY, UT. AT 1246 PDT, THE TWO AIRCRAFT COLLIDED IN FLIGHT AND FELL TO THE GROUND ABOUT ONE MILE EAST OF THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT. SIX MILES NORTHWEST AT CHINO, THE WEATHER WAS REPORTED AS SKY PRTLY OBSCD, EST 2000 OVC, VIS 3 MI WITH HAZE. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS PRIOR TO THE MID-AIR COLLISION. THE WRECKAGE OF BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE EXAMINED, BUT THE CONDITION OF THE WRECKAGE WAS SUCH THAT THE COLLISION ANGLE OR INITIAL CONTACT POINT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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

VFR PROCEDURES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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