Date & Time: Dec 15, 2003 at 1723 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
Operator:
Registration:
N6887L
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Camarillo-Upland
MSN:
421-1113
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
600
Captain / Total hours on type:
175
Aircraft flight hours:
3257
Circumstances:

While approaching Upland-Cable airport in bad weather conditions, the pilot lost his orientation and requested ATC assistance. The twin engine aircraft eventually banked to the right and crashed ointo a house located near the airport. The pilot, Steven Kaplan, musical director, was killed. Nobody was injured on ground.