Date & Time: Nov 11, 1978 at 0300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Rockwell Turbo Commander 680/681
La Jolla Properties
San Diego - Las Vegas
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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While in cruising altitude on a flight from San Diego to Las Vegas, the pilot suffered physical impairment. The airplane crashed in a desert area near Lucerne Valley. The pilot was seriously injured and the aircraft was written off.
Controlled collision with ground after the pilot suffered in-flight physical impairment. Two micrograms per milliliter of benzodiazepine found in his blood sample.