NTSB Identification: LAX82FA267
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Monday, July 19, 1982 in NEAR INYOKERN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/19/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T337H, registration: N1378L
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

APPROXIMATELY 10 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT IMPACTED A RIDGE OF A CANYON AT 5,500 FT MSL ABOUT 200 FT BELOW THE RIDGE LINE. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS 8,900 FT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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