NTSB Identification: LAX80DUJ78
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N9182T

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3091  80/6/30    MARICOPA,AZ         PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1645                    N9182T              PX-  0  0  0  TOWING GLIDERS            AGE 33, 625 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            47 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - GLIDER TOW STRIP
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MARICOPA,AZ                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOCAL WHIRLWIND
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     HEAD WIND 338-022 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           100                                                     270
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           15                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- PILOT INITIATED TAKEOFF DURING GLIDER TOW OPERATION INTO OBSERVED APPROACHING DUSTSTORM.

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