NTSB Identification: IAD71AI030
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24, registration: N7689P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2392  70/12/21   CLARKSBURG,W VA     PIPER PA-24         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 40, 982
        TIME - 1800                    N7689P              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 649 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BENEDUM
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          INDIANAPOLIS,IND            CLARKSBURG,W VA
        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 PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST/LOWER SCATTERED                                  900
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       37
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          330                                                       5
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- DESCENDED BELOW PUBLISHED APCH MIN DURING SECOND ATTEMPT. HIT TREES ON HILL.RECOVERY DATE 12/22/70

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