NTSB Identification: LAX81FVA16
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N9390W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3578  80/12/15   FRESNO,CA           PIPER PA-28         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0555                    N9390W              PX-  0  0  0  OTHER                     AGE 28, 1442 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            16 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SIERRA SKY PARK
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          FRESNO,CA                   AUBERRY,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - FOG
           INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES - FLIGHT AND NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS: DIRECTIONAL GYRO
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - BINDING
        WEATHER BRIEFING - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       32
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          CALM                                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR (VFR CONDITIONS ON TOP)
        REMARKS- INDUSTRIAL OPERATOR,TEMPERATURE SOUNDINGS.CAGING KNOB OF DG MADE CONTACT W PLASTIC INSTRMT PANEL.

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