NTSB Identification: CHI80FEI09
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of SKYLINE AVN SR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34, registration: N29257

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3944   79/12/6   YOUNGSTOWN,OH       PIPER PA-34         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1820                    N29257              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            AGE 25, 2545 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            180 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - YOUNGSTOWN MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          YOUNGSTOWN,OH               FLINT,MI
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW ON RUNWAY
           WEATHER - SNOW
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - WINDSHIELD,DIRTY,FOGGY,ETC.-RESTRICTED VISION
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: OTHER
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          BLOWING SNOW                                             LEFT QUARTERING HEAD WIND 293-337 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           34                                                      260
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           6                                                       IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- LOST VISUAL CONTACT W RWY DRG TKOF,NGT,HVY SNWFL.WNDSHLD PRTLY CVRD W SNW.ENCTRD SOFT GND OFF RWY.

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