NTSB Identification: ATL83LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23111.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 15, 1983 in PICKENS, SC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-220T, registration: N8472E
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH TWO BIRDS WHILE CRUISING AT 6000 FT MSL. THE WEATHER WAS VFR BUT THE ACFT WAS ON IFR FLT PLAN. THE ACFTS LEFT WING WAS DAMAGED BUT THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE PLT STATED THAT ALTHOUGH HE HEARD A THUD ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ACFT HE WAS UNAWARE OF DAMAGE UNTIL AFTER HE LANDED.

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

OBJECT..BIRD(S)

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