At about 20:03 PDT, a Beech D35 cruised into upsloping mountainous terrain about three miles east/northeast of Agua Dulce, killing the pilot. An acquaintance of the pilot said the pilot intended to fly east to Chandler, Ariz. The accident site is located about a half-mile north of California Hwy 14, which reaches its peak elevation of 3,225 feet msl in the Soledad Pass. The accident sites elevation is about 3,600 feet msl. Nearby weather reports showed a ceiling of 3,200 to 3,400 feet msl.