NTSB Identification: NYC72AN111
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N6299U

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0701  72/3/12    POUGHKEEPSIE,NY     MOONEY M20C         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 2300                    N6299U              PX-  2  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 47, 5500 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            350 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - DUTCHESS COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          NORFOLK,VA                  POUGHKEEPSIE,NY
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ALTIMETER SETTING-INCORRECT
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          PARTIAL OBSCURATION                                       800
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       36
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- DESCENDED BLO MDA ON VOR APCH. 30.34 ALT SETTING FOUND IN COCKPIT. CURRENT ALT SETTING 30.24.

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