NTSB Identification: LAX83FUM02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 12, 1982 in RAMONA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/12/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C24R, registration: N38034
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 COLLIDED WITH A STEEL SUPPORTING CABLE ATTACHED TO A POWER LINE POLE DURING A GO-AROUND (MISSED APPROACHED). IT WAS A DARK NIGHT WITH VARYING DEGREES OF VISIBILITY NEAR THE GROUND DUE TO FOG. THERE WERE TWO PLTS ON BOARD THE ACCIDENT ACFT BUT THE ONE DOING THE ACTUAL FLYING OF THE APPROACHES WAS NOT QUALIFIED FOR NIGHT FLYING AND WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED. BOTH PILOTS REPORTED HAVEING MADE 4 APPROACHES TO LAND BUT IN EACH CASE VISUAL CONTACT WAS LOST AND A GO-AROUND INITIATED. THEY HAD DECIDED TO TRY ANOTHER ARPT WHEN THE COLLISION WITH THE CABLE OCCURRED. ALT AT IMPACT WAS ABOUT 6 FT AGL. THE LEFT WING HAD STRUCK THE CABLE AND STARTED TO BURN. DURING THE GROUND SLIDE OF 235 FT THE LEFT WING AND FIRE SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT AND ALL OCCUPANTS EGRESSED WITH MINOR INJURIES. THE ACCIDENT LOCATION WAS ABOUT 1.5 MILES FROM THE ARPT. AT IMPACT THE ACFT WAS IN A LEFT BANK AND DESCENDING AT ABOUT 500 FT A MINUTE.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT PERFORMED..OTHER CREWMEMBER


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG




Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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