NTSB Identification: IAD74AI052
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-31A, registration: N39824

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2980  74/3/10    UPPER MARLBORO,MD   BELLANCA 17-31A     CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 31, 152
        TIME - 0504                    N39824              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 11 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          MIAMI,FLA                   BALTIMORE,MD                 NEW BERN,NC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
           PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PILOT FATIGUE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, IN PERSON
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          FOG                                                      280
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           4                                                       IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- FSS ADZD VFR FLT NOT RCMDD.ARTCC ADZD RETURN TO NEW BERN.ERRATIC COURSES.DEPD MIA ABT 1500,3/9.

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