NTSB Identification: IAD78FA049
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N3379T

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0961  78/3/17    MARYVILLE,TN        CESSNA 177          CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1324                    N3379T              PX-  3  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 52, 7937 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            449 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MCGHEE TYSON MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          ADA,OH                      ALMA,GA                      KNOXVILLE,TN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY LOADED AIRCRAFT-WEIGHT-AND/OR C.G.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRFRAME ICE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - SNOW
           WEATHER - ICING CONDITIONS-INCLUDES SLEET,FREEZING RAIN,ETC.
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST/LOWER SCATTERED                                  1200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          BLOWING SNOW                                              34
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          300                                                       6
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- IFR DEPARTURE.SNOW ON ACFT.EST 265LBS OVER GWT.SETTLED AFTER TKOF,UNABLE TO CLIMB.FCST ICING COND.

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