NTSB Identification: LAX82FA273
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 21, 1982 in TONOPAH, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N8408X
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 ACFT IMPACTED THE EAST SLOPE OF A RIDGE AT 6500 FT MSL.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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