NTSB Identification: MKC70D0264
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R, registration: N4696J

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4371   69/11/9   MUSCATINE,IOWA      PIPER PA-28R        CR-  0  0  2  INSTRUCTIONAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0300                    N4696J              PX-  0  0  0  DUAL                      AGE 30, 1600 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            500 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MUSCATINE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          INTL FALLS,MINN             MUSCATINE,IOWA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: DITCHES                                   LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO INITIATE GO-AROUND
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          GROUND FOG                                               200
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           2                                                       VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- FLEW INTO GRND FOG. STRUCK DITCH NEXT TO RWY. PLTS BASE,KNEW FOG WAS COMMON.

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