NTSB Identification: LAX76IL036
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of CALIF.AIR CHAR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N198GM

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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5-0021  75/11/18   BERMUDA DUNES,CA    PIPER PA-32         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 24, 2100
        TIME - 0815                    N198GM              PX-  0  0  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      TOTAL HOURS, 782 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO S-D        INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BERMUDA DUNES
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BURBANK,CA                  BERMUDA DUNES,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ENGINE LOADED UP
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE,SPEED,AND ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - POORLY PLANNED APPROACH
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - OTHER
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        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                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     RIGHT QUARTERING HEAD WIND 023-067 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           82                                                      330
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           20                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- HIT 300FT SHORT OF RWY IN HI SINK RATE. GUSTING TO 25K.

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