NTSB Identification: LAX81IA123
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of CRITICAL AIR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31T, registration: N2594R

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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5-0055  81/8/30    JOSHUA TREE,CA      PIPER PA-31T        CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 0445                    N2594R              PX-  0  0  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            31, 2430 TOTAL HOURS, 60
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HI DESERT
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SAN DIEGO,CA                JOSHUA TREE,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNDERSHOOT                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: UNMARKED OBSTRUCTIONS
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: OTHER
        REMARKS- STRUCK UNLGTD PWR LNS APRX 24FT ABV & 949FT FM DSPLCD THRESHOLD.RWY SLOPED 0.8DEG UPHILL.DARK NGT.

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