NTSB Identification: IAD80FA030
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34, registration: N36074

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0021   80/3/7    PINE MOUNTAIN,GA    PIPER PA-34         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1909                    N36074              PX-  3  2  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 37, 1900 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            204 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CALLAWAY GARDENS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          HOHENWALD,TN                PINE MOUNTAIN,GA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNDERSHOOT                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  400
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       64
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          180                                                       4
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- VOR-A APCH.PLT REPORTED LOST SIGHT OF RWY DOWNWIND.

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