NTSB Identification: CHI71AC064
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N3955W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2426  71/3/13    GENEVA,ILL          PIPER PA-32         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 43, 102
        TIME - 1835                    N3955W              PX-  4  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 50 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - DUPAGE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ST.CHARLES,ILL              PRINCETON,WIS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               400
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          SPECIAL VFR
        REMARKS- PLT WAS UN TO LND AT DEST,RET TO DUPAGE.WEA RCVD BY ATIS ONLY.LOST CTL WHILE ON SPL VFR CLNC.

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