NTSB Identification: CHI72FEM60
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N1351P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0162   72/4/9    ESCANABA,MICH       PIPER PA-23         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 39, 294
        TIME - 2000                    N1351P              PX-  0  0  2  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 28 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ESCANABA
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          GREEN BAY,WIS               MARQUETTE,MICH
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                LANDING: GO-AROUND
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - SNOW
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                     UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- UN REACH DEST DUE WEA.PLT HADNT REQ ENROUTE WEA BRIEF.CRASHED ON FROZEN LAKE AFTER SEVERAL APCHS.

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