NTSB Identification: IAD71FIG18
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R, registration: N3990T

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2937  70/10/31   MARTINSBURG,W VA    PIPER PA-28R        CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 49, 414
        TIME - 1203                    N3990T              PX-  0  1  1  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 364 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MARTINSBURG
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          FINDLAY,OHIO                MARTINSBURG,W VA             WINCHESTER,VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  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, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       54
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          140                                                       6
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           IFR
        REMARKS- DEST BLO MIN.PLT ELECTED TO LND AT ALTERNATE,ALSO BLO MIN.DIDNT RECOGNIZE STA PASSAGE.HIT MTN SIDE

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