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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 3582
Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 76 Duchess
Owner/operator:Beech Aircraft Corporation
Registration: N176LD
C/n / msn: ME-7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ramona Airport, Ramoma, California -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Long Beach-Daugherty Field, Long Beach, California (LGB/KLGB)
Destination airport:Ramona Airport, Ramona, California (FAA LID: L39)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Written of (destroyed) April 25, 1978 when crashed on approach to Ramona Airport, Ramona, California (Near approximate co ordinates 33.0 N, 116.58 W); both persons on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed. Aircraft caught fire after impact with the ground.

According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS". At the time of the crash, there was a low cloud ceiling, rain, fog, and zero visibility in the area of Ramona airport. The aircraft was flying VFR (Visual Flight Reference) in conditions that were more appropriate to IFR (Instrument Flight Rules)

Registration N176LD cancelled by the CAA on April 15, 1982


1. NTSB Identification: LAX78FA044 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
03-Nov-2016 20:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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