NTSB Identification: FTW75DRG73
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N9565D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0858  75/4/21    MCCOOK,TX           PIPER PA-22         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 41, 85 TOTAL
        TIME - 0530                    N9565D              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 67 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          WESLACO,TX                  LAREDO,TX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - PARTIAL BRIEFING BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE/RADIO, LIMITED BY PILOT ACTION
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST/LOWER SCATTERED                                  1800
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          SMOKE                                                    IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- PILOT FAILED TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE WHILE ATTEMPTING 180 DEGREE TURN.WAS TUNING VOR.

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