NTSB Identification: NYC72FID26
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N6878H

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0397  72/4/16    BEDFORD,VA          PIPER J3C-65        CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 25, 2000
        TIME - 1317                    N6878H              PX-  0  1  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 105 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BEDFORD,VA                  LYNCHBURG,VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                 5000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      83
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          210                                                       16
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- ATTEMPTED T/O FROM FARM FLD WITH 75 DEG R X-WIND GUSTING TO 22K. DRIFTED INTO TREE.

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