NTSB Identification: MIA67A0033
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N7835V

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0780   66/9/4    ANDREWS NC          MOONEY M20E         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 42, 77 TOTAL
        TIME - 1110                    N7835V              PX-  3  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 24 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PERSONNEL - WEATHER PERSONNEL: INCORRECT WEATHER FORECAST
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY WEATHER BUREAU PERSONNEL, IN PERSON
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST COMPLETETELY ERRONEOUS
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- RECOVERY DATE 9-5-66.AIRCRAFT STRUCK TREES ATOP MOUNTAIN.

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