NTSB Identification: OAK71AP042
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N7859V

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0376   71/5/4    SAN ANDREAS,CALIF   MOONEY M20C         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 35, 6326
        TIME - 0432                    N7859V              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 70 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CALAVERAS COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SAN ANDREAS,CALIF           SAN FRANCISCO,CALIF
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- CLNC READ VFR TO FIX,THEN IFR TO DEST. HIT SLOPE OF 2500 FT MTN AT NITE PRIOR TO VOR.

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