NTSB Identification: LAX83FA047
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 28, 1982 in 12NM EAST OF AN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N737LA
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING THE PREFLIGHT WX BRIEFING FROM THERMAL FSS THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED INTO THE SAN DIEGO AREA. ALTHOUGH THE PLT REQUESTED A BRIEFING TO SAN DIEGO, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE INITIAL DESTINATION WAS CARLSBAD TO DEPLANE THE REAR SEAT PAX. THE ACFT IMPACTED A MOUNTAIN JUST BELOW THE CREST AT 8,000 FT MSL. VFR FLT FOLLOWING HAD BEEN TERMINATED ABOUT 6 MIN PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. ACCORDING TO THE NTSB METEOROLOGICAL SUMMARY, THERE WERE PROBABLY CONTINUOUS CLOUD CONDITIONS FROM 1,000 FT MSL TO NEAR 9,000 FT MSL WITH FLT VISIBILITY OF ZERO IN THE CLOUDS. MOUNTAINS WERE PROBABLY OBSCURED. THERE WAS THE POSSIBILITY OF LIGHT TO MODERATE TURBULENCE & UP & DOWN DRAFTS BELOW 10,000 FT MSL AS WELL AS MIXED MODERATE ICING IN CLOUDS NEAR 9,000 FT MSL.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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