NTSB Identification: IAD78FA008
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N5250Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3935  77/10/27   MORGANTON,NC        PIPER PA-23         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 56, 1984
        TIME - 1933                    N5250Y              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 128 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MORGANTON LENOIR
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          LEXINGTON,NC                MORGANTON,NC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER CONSIDERABLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               300
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- NO APPROACH CHARTS FOR MRN.OBTAINED APCH DATA FRM ATC.CRASHED DRG 2ND APCH.

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