NTSB Identification: FTW75AF052
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N4321P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0295  75/2/17    NEW ORLEANS,LA      PIPER PA-23         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 45, 537
        TIME - 2127                    N4321P              PX-  1  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 87 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - LAKEFRONT
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          KILLEEN,TX                  NEW ORLEANS,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISUNDERSTANDING OF ORDERS OR INSTRUCTIONS
           PERSONNEL - TRAFFIC CONTROL PERSONNEL: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ALTIMETER SETTING-INCORRECT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INSTRUCTIONS-MISINTERPRETED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  1100
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       66
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          120                                                       10
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- SET ALT TOO HI.ATC INSTRUCTIONS TO PLT UNCLEAR.CRASHED IN LAKE 1 MI FROM ARPT.

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