NTSB Identification: NYC94LA146.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, August 02, 1994 in CROWN POINT, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/26/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-260, registration: N4887Y
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING VIA A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADIO BROADCAST AND HE THEN DEPARTED ON A POSITIONING FLIGHT. EN ROUTE HE ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS. WHILE MANEUVERING TO RETURN TO HIS DEPARTURE POINT, HE INADVERTENTLY ENTERED A CLOUD AND STRUCK TREES PRIOR TO REGAINING VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE TERRAIN CLEARANCE. OTHER RELATED FACTORS ARE CLOUD CONDITIONS AND THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FLIGHT IN VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.

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