NTSB Identification: MIA79FKJ27
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N8529Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1261  79/3/22    MOBILE,AL           PIPER PA-30         CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 54, 350
        TIME - 1847                    N8529Y              PX-  0  1  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 230 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BATES FIELD
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PENSACOLA,FL                MOBILE,AL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - RAIN
        WEATHER BRIEFING - SELF-HELP,PILOT CHECKED WEATHER DATA
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  1700
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          4 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      65
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          140                                                       10
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR

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