NTSB Identification: MKC71FCD58
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31, registration: N8000Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0218  71/2/18    IOWA CITY,IOWA      PIPER PA-31         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 52, 10025
        TIME - 1915                    N8000Y              PX-  0  0  3  CORP/EXEC                 TOTAL HOURS, 620 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - IOWA CITY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DETROIT,MICH                IOWA CITY,IOWA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ELECTRICAL FAILURE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          PARTIAL OBSCURATION                                       300
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       46
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           45                                                       15
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           IFR
        REMARKS- PLT STATED VOR,DME FLUCTUATED.R ALTERNATOR INOP.DESCENDED BLO PUBLISHED MDA ON 2ND VOR APCH.

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