NTSB Identification: ATL81FA031
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N19715

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3660  80/12/28 NR.PETERSBURG,VA      CESSNA 172          CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 2010                    N19715              PX-  1  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 53, 1557 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            965 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PETERSBURG MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          ORLANDO,FL                  BALTIMORE,MD                 RICHMOND,VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFING RECEIVED-METHOD UNKNOWN
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  LOW ON FUEL
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  300
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       39
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           10                                                       10
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           IFR
        REMARKS- PLT RPRTD STRONG HEADWIND,DIVERTED DUE FUEL SUPPLY.DSCNDD BLO MDA DRG NDB APCH.

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