NTSB Identification: CHI73DLQ03
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N5440Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3422  72/7/14    HINDMAN,KY          PIPER PA-22         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 28, 110
        TIME - 2030                    N5440Z              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 100 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - WHITESBURG
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          CHARLESTON,W VA             WISE,VA                      GRUNDY,VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED
           TERRAIN - OTHER
           WEATHER - OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  APPROACHING DARKNESS
                                  ADVERSE/UNFAVORABLE WEATHER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                 2500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          HAZE                                                      76
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          180                                                       4
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- PLT OFF CRSE,LND GRUNDY.TOOK OFF AT DUSK FOR DEST,UNABLE TO LOCATE SO LND ON HIWAY.L WG HIT WIRE.

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