NTSB Identification: LAX83FA038
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 19, 1982 in NEAR SHAFTER, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/19/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA P206B, registration: N8606Z
Injuries: 5 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.

PILOT FLEW INTO THE GROUND TURNING ON FINAL APPROACH. LEFT WING AND LANDING GEAR MADE FIRST GROUND CONTACT. THE NIGHT WAS DARK AND TERRAIN LACKED LIGHTS. THE RUNWAY WAS LIGHTED. THERE WERE NO KNOWN MALFUNCTIONS TO EQUIPMENT. NONE OF THE OCCUPANTS ON BOARD HAD A PILOT CERTIFICATE OR AN AVIATION MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. REPORTEDLY, THE PILOT HAD DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WHEN HE TOOK OFF ON A PREVIOUS FLIGHT, THEN MADE SEVERAL SEVERE BOUNCES WHEN HE LANDED. A PASSENGER OF THE PREVIOUS FLIGHT STATED THAT THE PILOT HAD RECEIVED A CHECKOUT IN THE PLANE PRIOR TO RENTING IT FOR SUBSEQUENT FLIGHTS.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

QUALIFICATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..COMPANY/OPERATOR MGMT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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