NTSB Identification: DEN70AD048
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of ROSS AVIATION
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N5927Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0611   70/3/2    SUNNYSIDE,UT        PIPER PA-23         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 22, 2870
        TIME - 0345                    N5927Y              PX-  0  0  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      TOTAL HOURS, 270 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO S-D        INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SALT LAKE CITY,UT           PRICE,UT
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION W/KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES - COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT: COMPASS RECEIVERS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ERRATIC
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- MAIL FLT. RECOVERY DATE 6/7/70.PLT TRACKED WITH KNOWN INACCURATE ADF.OVERFLEW STA BELOW ASSGD ALT.

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