NTSB Identification: NYC72FID06
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N8555D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2785  71/8/18    MONTVALE,VA         PIPER PA-22         CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1000                    N8555D              PX-  0  2  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 55, 6489 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            319 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DUBLIN,VA                   BOSTON,MASS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OBJECTS OR OBSTRUCTIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           WEATHER - OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      2500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          HAZE                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- ENCTRD DECREASING VIS DRG FLT OVR MTN RIDGES,DSCNDD TO MAINTAIN GND CTCT,DID NOT SEE TREE.

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