NTSB Identification: IAD80FA001
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N12JW

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3004   79/10/2   MOORESVILLE,NC      PIPER PA-23         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0628                    N12JW               PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  AGE 56, 14000 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 3000 IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MILLER
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          MOORESVILLE,NC              CHARLESTON,SC                CHARLOTTE,NC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INCORRECT TRIM SETTING
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/4 MILE OR LESS                                         NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- BRIEF RUNUP.DEP FM UNLIGHTED GRASS RWY AT NIGHT.INADEQUATE GYRO WARMUP.IFR FLT PLAN NOT ACTIVATED.

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