NTSB Identification: MKC71AK040
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N9273V

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0155  71/1/18    RAPID CITY,S DAK    MOONEY M20E         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 34, 670
        TIME - 1742                    N9273V              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 627 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - RAPID CITY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MARSHFIELD,WIS              RAPID CITY,S DAK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - SNOW
        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                                                  400
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      19
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          130                                                       7
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      SPECIAL VFR
        REMARKS- BTWN ELLSWORTH AFB AND RAPID CTY MUN RPTD ALT 3300FT.HIT UPSLOPE OF 3365FT HILL ABT 15FT BLO CREST

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