NTSB Identification: MIA92LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45264.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 01, 1991 in BROOKSVILLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/13/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N6700W
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE NONINSTRUMENT RATED PILOT WAS ON A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT AND ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS. HE ATTEMPTED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING TO WHAT APPEARED TO BE A GRASS FIELD. ON LANDING THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. THE LANDING AREA WAS A MARSHY MINING OVERFLOW AREA WITH WATER BENEATH THE SURFACE VEGETATION.

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

THE PILOT'S INADVERTENT FLIGHT INTO IMC CONDITIONS, AND HIS SELECTION OF UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR HIS ATTEMPTED PRECAUTIONARY LANDING.

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