NTSB Identification: NYC79FHJ26
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of SNDNCE AIR CHR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34, registration: N2080W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3988  79/8/28    EAST QUOGUE,NY      PIPER PA-34         CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 1958                    N2080W              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            33, 3544 TOTAL HOURS, 310
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SUFFOLK COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          FARMINGDALE,NY              EAST QUOGUE,NY
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          FOG                                                      210
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           10                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- ILS RWY 24 APCH.HIT TREES APRX 2MI NE OF ARPT.

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