NTSB Identification: NYC73AN005
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY M10, registration: N9794M

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2257   72/7/1    BRIDGEPORT,W VA     MOONEY M10          CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 25, 60 TOTAL
        TIME - 0215                    N9794M              PX-  2  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 44 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BENEDUM
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          JUNCTION CITY,KANS          TIPTON AAF,MD                COLUMBUS,OHIO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PILOT FATIGUE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - PARTIAL BRIEFING BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE/RADIO, LIMITED BY PILOT ACTION
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               650
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- RECOVERY DATE 7/10/72. FLEW INTO FOG SHROUDED RIDGE.NOT CKD OUT FOR NITE.HAD FLOWN ABOUT 10 HRS.

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