NTSB Identification: CHI79DEX18
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N3VU

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0489  79/3/24    SPENCER,IN          PIPER PA-18         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1205                    N3VU                PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 30, 295 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            22 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          INDIANAPOLIS,IN             VINCENNES,IN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION
           TERRAIN - WET,SOFT GROUND
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  ADVERSE/UNFAVORABLE WEATHER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          4 MILES OR LESS                                          SNOW SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          BLOWING SNOW                                             260
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           16                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- PRECAUTIONARY LDNG IN MUDDY FIELD DUE TO SNOW SHOWERS IN AREA

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