Date & Time: Oct 3, 2003 at 1116 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed P-2 Neptune
Operator:
Minden Air
Registration:
N299MA
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Prescott-San Bernardino
MSN:
726-7211
YOM:
1958
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
7803
Captain / Total hours on type:
1853
Circumstances:
Flying in low clouds at 3,400 feet AMSL, the aircraft struck a hill side near East Highlands, California. Both pilots were killed upon impact. Some witnesses saw the aircraft making a steep 180 turn few seconds before it crashed.