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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37922
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150G
Registration: N3403J
MSN: 15066103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gorman, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bakersfield, CA (BFL)
Destination airport:Upland, CA (CCB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The accident site is in a mountain valley between the departure and destination airports. A ground witness observed the aircraft flying about 400 feet above ground level, in and out of the cloud bases beneath an overcast ceiling, up the valley toward higher terrain. A resident who lives directly above the accident site reported that the mountainside where the aircraft wreckage was later located was obscured in clouds at the time of the accident. No preimpact mechanical malfunctions were found during examination of the wreckage.
Probable Cause: The pilot's intentional flight into adverse weather conditions beneath a low ceiling in mountainous 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 12:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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