NTSB Identification: LAX80DVW01
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R, registration: N32470

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3039  79/10/20 NR.LONE PINE,CA       PIPER PA-28R        CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 37, 4070
        TIME - 2330                    N32470              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 300 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BISHOP,CO.                  RIVERSIDE,CA.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           FIRE OR EXPLOSION: IN FLIGHT                             IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           SYSTEMS - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: BATTERIES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY SECURED
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE IN FLIGHT,CLEAR AIR
           MISCELLANEOUS - SMOKE IN COCKPIT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FIRE IN CABIN,COCKPIT,BAGGAGE COMPARTMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  SMOKE IN COCKPIT
        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                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                     240
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           25                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- TWO BATTERY BOX CAM LOCKS NOT SECURED.SMOKE NOTED AFTER TURBC.

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