NTSB Identification: NYC72AN044
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N3435P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2292  71/9/20    LYME CENTER,NH      PIPER PA-23         CR-  0  2  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 1916                    N3435P              PX-  1  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  26, 2402 TOTAL HOURS, 0
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PORTLAND,ME                 LEBANON,NH
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: INITIAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - SELF-HELP,PILOT CHECKED WEATHER DATA
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       63
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- DESCENDED BELOW OBSTRUCTING TERRAIN ON VOR APCH.PLT FLYING UNFAMILIAR ACFT FROM R SEAT.

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