NTSB Identification: DIA69F0094
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 401, registration: N348E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3762  68/10/24   HOPEWELL,VA         CESSNA 401          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0850                    N348E               PX-  0  1  3  CORP/EXEC                 AGE 36, 6976 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            169 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HOPEWELL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  600
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       61
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           20                                                       6
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- PLT DID NOT EXECUTE MISSED APPCH WHEN RNWY NOT IN SIGHT. SMOKE FROM FACTORY AND FOG REDUCED VIZ.

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