NTSB Identification: CHI70AC087
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of TORP AERO SERV
Aircraft: CESSNA 182L, registration: N3416R

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2168   70/6/3    BLOOMINGTON,IND     CESSNA 182L         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0528                    N3416R              PX-  0  1  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            AGE 39, 2145 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            78 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MONROE COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CHARLOTTE,NC                BLOOMINGTON,IND
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PILOT FATIGUE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       60
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           10                                                       8
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- MDA 1720FT MSL,ARPT ELEV 847FT MSL.HIT TREES APRX 1000FT MSL ALONG APCH PATH.

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