NTSB Identification: CHI72DEM79
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24, registration: N5618P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2115  72/6/22    CHANNING,MICH       PIPER PA-24         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 25, 290
        TIME - 1130                    N5618P              PX-  0  0  2  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 202 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PHELANS RESORT
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CHANNING,MICH               LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISUSED OR FAILED TO USE FLAPS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO RETRACT LANDING GEAR
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     RIGHT QUARTERING HEAD WIND 023-067 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           62                                                        5
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           20                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- 1750FT STRIP SURROUNDED BY TREES.NO FLAP TKOF.

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