NTSB Identification: IAD78FA022
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N7285W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4140  77/12/14   OCRACOKE,NC         PIPER PA-28         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 33, 583
        TIME - 1950                    N7285W              PX-  1  2  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 555 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - OCRACOKE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          OCRACOKE,NC                 AHOSKI,NC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - TORNADO
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                 UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                            RAIN SHOWERS, THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- SAND DUNE. WITNESS STATED TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN APPROX 3 MILES NORTH OF A/P.

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