NTSB Identification: IAD78FA058
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N8726W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1081   78/4/9    EDENTON,NC          PIPER PA-28         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 59, 2100
        TIME - 1848                    N8726W              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 744 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          KILL DEVIL HILLS,NC         PLYMOUTH,NC                  NORFOLK,VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ALCOHOLIC IMPAIRMENT OF EFFICIENCY AND JUDGMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CORRECTING LENSES-NOT USED
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      49
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          120                                                       6
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- FOG AT DEST ARPT.CRASHED HDG NE,NORTH OF EDENTON ARPT.BLOOD-ALCOHOL LVL 120MG%.ACFT FND 4/10/78.

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