Accident Rockwell Commander 112A N1433J, 13 Feb 1982
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37949
 
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Date:13-FEB-1982
Time:16:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell Commander 112A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N1433J
MSN: 433
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Near Los Banos , CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Chino, CA (C)
Destination airport:San Jose, CA (C)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
DURING A PREFLIGHT BRIEFING, THE PILOT WAS ADVISED THAT THE MOUNTAINS WERE OBSCURED BY CLOUDS, THE OUTLOOK WAS FOR MARGINAL VFR CEILINGS, AND THE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WERE DETERIORATING FASTER THAN FORCASTED. THE PILOT TOOK OFF AT 1333 PST WITHOUT FILING A FLIGHT PLAN. LATER, THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED PROCEEDING ALONG A HIGHWAY AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT AFTER THE AIRCRAFT PASSED ABOVE HIM, IT MADE A 180 DEG TURN. THE PLANE THEN FLEW INTO A BOX CANYON AREA, ADJACENT TO THE HIGHWAY. AFTER ENTERING THE BOX CANYON, THE AIRCRAFT WAS IN A LEFT TURN WHEN IT CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF AN UPWARD SLOPING HILL ABOUT 50 FT BELOW AND ADJACENT TO THE HIGHWAY. THE WITNESS STATED THAT THE PASS (WEST OF THE CRASH SITE) WAS OBSCURED WITH CLOUDS AND THAT THE PREVAILING OVERCAST WAS ABOUT 200 FT AGL. THE SOUNDS FROM THE ENGINE WERE REPORTED AS NORMAL. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X02266


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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