NTSB Identification: LAX77FA018
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55, registration: N4635S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3978  76/12/31 NR.BARSTOW,CA         BEECH 95-B55        CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 40, 708
        TIME - 1548                    N4635S              PX-  3  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 89 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          IRVINE,CA                   LAS VEGAS, NV
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXCEEDED DESIGNED STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - ICING CONDITIONS-INCLUDES SLEET,FREEZING RAIN,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRFRAME ICE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  3000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      RAIN, RAIN SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                     315
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           17                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- RECOVERY DATE 1/1/77.AIRCRAFT FLEW INTO KNOWN ICING CONDITIONS. NO DE-ICING EQUIP INSTALLED.

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