NTSB Identification: LAX06CA045.
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Accident occurred Thursday, November 24, 2005 in Panamint Spring, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2006
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-161, registration: N8091H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane struck a trailer after landing in a fire break clearing (fire line). The pilot misidentified the fire line as her intended destination airport. The fire line surface was rough and rocky and about 4/10-mile long. During the landing the left wing struck a parked RV trailer and the force of the impact separated the left wing from the fuselage. The wreckage came to rest in the dirt on the left side of the fire line. The pilot's intended destination airport was actually 40 miles farther to the east.

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

the pilot's improper in-flight selection of unsuitable terrain for landing.

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