NTSB Identification: CHI76FEV20
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N56953

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3384   75/12/9   CHENEYVILLE,IL      PIPER PA-32         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 42, 279
        TIME - 1245                    N56953              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 208 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CHICAGO,IL                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION W/KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT
           SYSTEMS - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: BATTERIES
           SYSTEMS - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: GENERATORS/ALTERNATORS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - HIGH VOLTAGE BREAKDOWN
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ELECTRICAL FAILURE
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - SNOW-COVERED
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  ADVERSE/UNFAVORABLE WEATHER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                           SNOW, FREEZING RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          BLOWING SNOW                                              30
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          230                                                       15
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- WEAK BATTERY UN TO EXCITE ALTERNATOR FIELD. ELECTRICAL FAILURE.

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