On June 1, 1993, about 1558 hours Pacific daylight time, a Boeing B75N- 1, N218DL, crashed during landing at Whiteman Field, Pacoima, California. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) cross country personal flight to Pacoima when the accident occurred. The airplane, operated by the pilot, received substantial damage. The certificated private pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight originated from Brackett Field, La Verne, California, at 1530 hours. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that while landing on runway 12, a cross wind condition from 180 degrees at 9 knots was present. During the landing roll-out, the airplane veered to the right and departed the runway. The airplane began to ground loop and the pilot applied hard braking. The airplane then nosed over.
The pilot holds a private pilot certificate with an airplane single engine land rating. The most recent third class medical certificate was issued to the pilot on February 24, 1993, and contained the limitation that the pilot must have available glasses for near vision while exercising the privileges of his airman certificate.
According to the pilot/operator report submitted by the pilot, his total aeronautical experience consists of about 283.1 hours, of which 242.9 were accrued in the accident airplane. In the preceding 90 and 30 days prior to the accident, the report lists a total of 35.5 and 3.7 hours respectively flown.