NTSB Identification: CHI82DA315
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 30, 1982 in NEW HAVEN, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38, registration: N25814
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT BEFORE DEPARTING ON A ROUTINE PIPE LINE PATROL, HE OBTAINED A WEATHER BRIEFING. AFTER ABOUT 30 MINUTES OF FLIGHT, THE VISIBILITY BEGAN TO DECREASE DUE TO GROUND FOG. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON A GRAVEL ROAD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE LEFT WING STRUCK TALL GRASS AND THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED INTO A DITCH.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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