NTSB Identification: LAX82FA219
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 12, 1982 in YORBA LINDA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/12/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8311Z
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.

WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING LOW OVER THE RIVERSIDE FREEWAY WITH A HIGH RPM ENG SOUND & IN A RIGHT TURN. THE ACFT CONTINUED TO ROLL & TURN TO THE RIGHT & CRASHED.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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