NTSB Identification: NYC73AN087
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of SAFAIR FLYING
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N5811Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3749  72/12/20   ALLENTOWN,PA        PIPER PA-23         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 2150                    N5811Y              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            46, 6665 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1113 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ALLENTOWN
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          WASHINGTON,DC               ROCHESTER,NY                 ALLENTOWN,PA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, IN PERSON
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                              UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       36
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
            5                                                       7
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- DEVIATED TO R OF ILS CENTERLINE AND DESCENDED BLO MDA. HIT PWR LINES AND TREES. PLTS 2ND ATTEMPT.

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