Date & Time: Feb 2, 1981
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor
Miller Air Transporters Company (MATCO)
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing an illegal flight to Santa Barbara when the airplane crashed in a mountainous area located on the San Clemente Island. The accident occurred in unknown circumstances and the wreckage was found seven months later on September 11, 1981. The pilot was killed. A load of 900 lbs of marijuana was also found in and around the wreckage.
Controlled flight into terrain after the pilot misjudged altitude and clearance.