NTSB Identification: MKC75AK019
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N6168Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4339  74/9/11    AUSTIN,MINN         PIPER PA-23         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 41, 160
        TIME - 1330                    N6168Y              PX-  5  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 73 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MOBRIDGE,S DAK              ROCKFORD,ILL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXCEEDED DESIGNED STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT
           AIRFRAME - FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES: VERTICAL STABILIZER,ATTACHMENTS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           PERSONNEL - WEATHER PERSONNEL: INADEQUATE WEATHER OBSERVATION
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST/LOWER SCATTERED                                  1700
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       71
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          260                                                       10
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      VFR
        REMARKS- VERT FIN AND L STABILATOR FAILED.CLG LWR THAN FCST.

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