NTSB Identification: LAX81FA122
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of GOLDEN BEAR
Aircraft: PIPER PA32RT, registration: N2174G

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3504  81/8/28  NR.HAPPY CAMP,CA      PIPER PA32RT        CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0910                    N2174G              PX-  3  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 36, 3175 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            25 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
         HAPPY CAMP,CA                SANTA ANA,CA                 NOVATO,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE,SPEED,ALTITUDE OR CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      65
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      VFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- ACFT OBSD CIRCLING BFR ACDNT.ARCHEOLOGISTS W CAMERAS ABD.D/A APRX 5500FT.

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