NTSB Identification: LAX70AL048
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N2715W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1510  70/2/10  NR.CABAZON,CALIF      MOONEY M20E         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 54, 3575
        TIME - 1310                    N2715W              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 493 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          QUEEN CREEK,ARIZ            TORRANCE,CALIF               PALM SPRINGS,CALIF
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
           PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- FLEW INTO OBSCURED MNTN SLOPE 17 MI PAST INTENDED LDG PT. RECOVERY DATE 2/14/70.

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