NTSB Identification: CHI75FEM24
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N5143Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0033  75/1/27    MARQUETTE,MI        PIPER PA-22         CR-  0  0  2  INSTRUCTIONAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1400                    N5143Z              PX-  0  0  0  CHECK                     AGE 50, 2378 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            10 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MARQUETTE COUNTRY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MARQUETTE,MI                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: OTHER
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SIMULATED CONDITIONS
           DUAL STUDENT - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - SNOW-COVERED
           WEATHER - SNOW
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          BLOWING SNOW                                             240
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           10                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- MISJUDGED ALTITUDE AND STRUCK SNOW COVERED SURFACE OF FROZEN LAKE.LACK OF CONTRAST DUE SNOW.

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