NTSB Identification: NYC72FGT08
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: AMER AVCO AA1, registration: N5783L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1306  72/2/23    PA.FURNACE,PA       AMER AVCO AA1       CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 35, 344
        TIME - 1615                    N5783L              PX-  0  0  1  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 142 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CLEVELAND,OHIO              REEDSVILLE,PA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - SNOW
           TERRAIN - HIGH VEGETATION
           TERRAIN - SNOW-COVERED
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  ADVERSE/UNFAVORABLE WEATHER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      28
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          240                                                       8
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      VFR
        REMARKS- BECAME TRAPPED IN A VALLEY BY WX. LNDD IN CROP ABT 15 IN HIGH COVERED BY SNOW.

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