NTSB Identification: LAX81FA133
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N714XS

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2400  81/9/27    CARLSBAD,CA         CESSNA 152          CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 56, 436
        TIME - 2117                    N714XS              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 29 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          COMPTON,CA                  SAN DIEGO,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION W/KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
        FACTOR(S)
           INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES - FLIGHT AND NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS: COMPASS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LEAK/LEAKAGE
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
        WEATHER BRIEFING - OTHER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  600
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- PARTIAL WX BRIEFING BY SAN DIEGO ATC.PLT RPRTD COMPASS DRY,HAD BEEN LEAKING.

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