NTSB Identification: CHI75FEV15
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N19894

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3973  74/12/18   MACKINAW,ILL        CESSNA 172M         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 23, 84 TOTAL
        TIME - 1915                    N19894              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 17 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CHAMPAIGN,ILL               MARSHALLTOWN,IOWA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OBJECTS OR OBSTRUCTIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - WEATHER PERSONNEL: INCORRECT WEATHER FORECAST
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - SNOW
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST COMPLETETELY ERRONEOUS
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3/4 MILE OR LESS                                         SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          BLOWING SNOW                                             160
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           16                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- FORECAST VFR CONDITIONS.PLT RETURNING TO CHAMPAIGN,ILL.

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