NTSB Identification: LAX83FUM01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 10, 1982 in OCEANSIDE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/10/1983
Aircraft: BEECH A35, registration: N696B
Injuries: 4 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 ARRIVAL, THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED DOWNWIND FOR A RIGHT TRAFFIC PATTERN TO RUNAY 24. AT THAT TIME, A WITNESS (A WELL QUALIFIED PILOT) NOTED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 8 KTS. ANOTHER PILOT-WITNESS STATED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 10 KTS OR MORE. ABOUT 7 MI SOUTHEAST AT AN OFFICIAL WEATHER OBSERVATION FACILITY, THE WIND WAS FROM 320 DEG AT 8 KTS. AS THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED ON DOWNWIND, IT REPORTEDLY ANGLEO TOWARD THE RUNWAY, WAS AT A LOWER-THAN-NORMAL ALTITUDE, AND THE AIRSPEED WAS SLOW. REPORTEDLY, THE AIRCRAFT WAS IN A DESCENDING TURN TOWARD THE RUNWAY, WHEN IT ENTERED A SPIN AND CRASHED. NO PREIMPACT ABNORMALITIES WERE FOUND DURING AN EXAMINATION AT THE CRASH SITE.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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