NTSB Identification: CHI81FA104
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N9574C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2775  81/9/25    NEWBERRY,MI         PIPER PA-32         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 54, 783
        TIME - 1839                    N9574C              PX-  1  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 144 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - LUCE COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          OWOSSO,MI                   NEWBERRY,MI
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: ELECTRONIC TOWERS                         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
          OVERCAST                                                  500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          FOG                                                      130
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           10                                                      BELOW MINIMUMS
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- HIT TOWER 3MI WNW OF ARPT DRG VOR APCH RWY11.

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