NTSB Identification: IAD71DIA13
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N4854M

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4168  70/11/15   CULPEPPER,VA        PIPER PA-11         CR-  0  0  1  INSTRUCTIONAL             STUDENT, AGE 37, 60 TOTAL
        TIME - 1600                    N4854M              PX-  0  0  0  TRAINING                  HOURS, 10 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CULPEPPER MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CULPEPPER,VA                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    LANDING: GO-AROUND
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        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                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     LEFT QUARTERING HEAD WIND 293-337 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           60                                                      340
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           13                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- 60 DEG L X-WIND GUSTING TO 17K. HIT CULVERT.

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