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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35108
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Date:08-AUG-1989
Time:05:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-601P
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6067Z
C/n / msn: 61P-06660
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ramona, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:(L39)
Destination airport:Salt Lake City , UT (SLC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT TOOK OFF FROM HIS HOME, UNCONTROLLED AIRPORT, FOR A FLIGHT UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES TO A DISTANT AIRPORT. A GROUND WITNESS STATED THAT INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS EXISTED AT THE AIRPORT OF DEPARTURE AT THE TIME OF THE TAKEOFF. THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY ENTERED INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS, BEGAN AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT, AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S VFR FLIGHT IN INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGIAL CONDITIONS (IMC) AND SPATIAL DISORIENTATION, WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT DESCENT INTO THE GROUND. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: DARKNESS, LOW CEILING, AND THE PILOT'S LACK OF A PREFLIGHT WEATHER BRIEFING.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X29136


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