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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36755
Last updated: 24 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161
Owner/operator:Aerodrome Aircraft Rental
Registration: N2529W
C/n / msn: 28-8516076
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lytle Creek, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Redlands, CA (L12)
Destination airport:Agua Dulce, CA (L70)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot and student pilot passenger departed in visual flight conditions for a personal cross-country flight to another airport. The flight was to take them through a mountainous pass that was observed from the flight school office to be obscured in clouds. The flight school operator stated that while fueling the airplane they could see a storm coming and advised the pilot to stay over the highway and to avoid the clouds. He told the pilot if he inadvertently got into the clouds he was to make an immediate 180-degree turn back to where it was clear. A ground witness observed the airplane at the base of the clouds, where it banked left and flew from his view. He subsequently heard an impact noise. The witness relocated his position and was able to see the crash site. He hiked back to his vehicle and called authorities.
Probable Cause: the pilot's inadvertent visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions resulting in impact with high terrain.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 10:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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