NTSB Identification: CHI70FBJ04
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N5245Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0323  70/1/22    CONWAY,MICH         PIPER PA-23         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1820                    N5245Y              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  AGE 33, 2696 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            330 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HARBOR SPRINGS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          LANSING,MICH                HARBOR SPRINGS,MICH          BOYNE MT,MICH
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               LANDING: GO-AROUND
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
           WEATHER - SNOW
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY WEATHER BUREAU PERSONNEL, IN PERSON
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      2000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     LEFT QUARTERING HEAD WIND 293-337 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           0                                                       240
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           10                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- ON FINAL APCH ACFT ENTERED HEAVY SNOW SHOWER.

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