NTSB Identification: IAD79FA033
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31T, registration: N6123A

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2872  79/2/23    BALTIMORE, MD       PIPER PA-31T        CR-  2  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1958                    N6123A              PX-  1  1  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 46, 6522 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            136 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BLT-WASH INTL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          LYNCHBURG,VA                BALTIMORE, MD
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS - FOREIGN MATERIAL AFFECTING NORMAL OPERATIONS
        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
          1/4 MILE OR LESS                                         DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       40
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           70                                                       7
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- HIT WIRES DRG APCH TO MARTIN ARPT,DIVERTED TO BWI TRAILING 1500FT OF WIRE.

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