NTSB Identification: OAK79DVA21
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N1437P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3672  78/12/21   VISALIA,CA          PIPER PA-23         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 48, 2430
        TIME - 1740                    N1437P              PX-  0  0  3  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 1103 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - VISALIA MUNICIPAL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MAMMOTH LAKES,CA            VISALIA,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: RUNWAY OR APPROACH LIGHTS                 LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ALTIMETER SETTING-INCORRECT
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - RECIEVED RECORDED BRIEFING BY LFMF RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  600
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          FOG                                                      UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- PLT DID NOT CALL FOR OR RCV LATEST ALT SETTING PRIOR TO MAKING APPROACH.

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