NTSB Identification: NYC71AN066
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of CHESTER AIRPOR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N6804Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3172  70/11/29   CHESTER,CONN        PIPER PA-23         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 1756                    N6804Y              PX-  0  1  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            32, 2446 TOTAL HOURS, 486
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CHESTER
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          WINDSOR LOCKS,CONN          CHESTER,CONN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  800
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- DESCENDED BLO PUBLISHED APCH MINIMUMS. ATC DIDNT HAVE DEST WEA,PLT WAS GIVEN NEAREST AVAIL WEA.

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