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Murph
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-03-31 5:50 pm   Permalink

A little more history of N636CF

NTSB Identification: LAX85LA090 .
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26859.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 11, 1984 in LITTLEFIELD, AZ
Aircraft: BEECH C45H, registration: N636CF
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PLT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED LOW CEILINGS & FOG IN THE MOUNTAIN PASSES. AFTER SEVERAL UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS TO CROSS THE MOUNTAINS HE BELIEVED HE DID NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT FUEL ON BOARD TO REACH ANY AIRPORTS TO THE SOUTH SO HE SELECTED A FLAT MESA & EXECUTED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. THE TERRAIN WAS SMOOTH BUT SOFT & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY
TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT
WEATHER CONDITION..FOG
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN
FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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