NTSB Identification: DIA68A0022
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of SHENANDOAH LEA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N6106Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-1032  67/11/24   SANDSTON,VA         PIPER PA-23         CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 2124                    N6106Y              PX-  0  1  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            45, 4382 TOTAL HOURS, 103
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BYRD
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNDERSHOOT                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE,SPEED,AND ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, IN PERSON
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  300
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       43
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          140                                                       5
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- PLT BROKE MINIMUMS BY ATTEMPTING FLT VFR,UNDER 300 FT CEILING-FOG-VIS.2 MILES,ON ILS APPROACH.

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