NTSB Identification: LAX83FA040
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 27, 1982 in 10 M.N. OF GILR, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/27/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 23, registration: N6049B
Injuries: 1 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.

AIRCRAFT HIT A 2721 FOOT RIDGE JUST BELOW THE TOP WHILE CRUISING IN BAD WEATHER ON A DARK NIGHT. HE WAS ON A VFR FLIGHT PLAN AND WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED. LOW OVERCAST OBSCURED THE MOUNTAIN TOPS.

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

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

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

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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