ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45958
Last updated: 19 May 2013
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Narrative:During an instrument departure climbout to VFR conditions on top, the airplane impacted a coastal mountain slope in near vertical, diving flight. Radar data showed that the initial climbout was on course; however, upon reaching the initial navigational fix, the airplane ceased climbing and turned in the wrong direction toward rising terrain. The pilot reported no difficulty and his voice was calm. The engine sound, audible in the background of the communication, was smooth and synchronized. The air traffic controller issued a terrain warning and instructed the pilot to reverse course immediately if not in VFR conditions. In the next 14 seconds the aircraft climbed 400 feet and then disappeared from radar. The airplane's instruments and switches were destroyed by impact. CAUSE: The in-flight loss of control of the airplane in instrument meteorological conditions for undetermined reasons.
|C/n / msn:|| 310-0134|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Carmel Valley, CA -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Monterey, CA (MRY)|
|Destination airport:||Carson City, NV (CXP)|
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