NTSB Identification: NYC74AN088
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N78990

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1031  74/4/15    DORSET,VT           MOONEY M20C         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 43, 348
        TIME - 1339                    N78990              PX-  3  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 332 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          GLENS FALLS,NY              PORTLAND,ME
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: OTHER
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED FLIGHT INTO KNOWN AREAS OF SEVERE TURBULENCE
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION W/KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT
           SYSTEMS - ANTI-ICING,DE-ICING SYSTEMS: WING ANTI-ICING,DE-ICING SYSTEMS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRFRAME ICE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - ICING CONDITIONS-INCLUDES SLEET,FREEZING RAIN,ETC.
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, IN PERSON
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  2500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      44
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          240                                                       15
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- PLT RCVD SVR TURBC FCST AND ICING COND RPTS FOR RTE OF FLT.ATC RCVD MAYDAY LVG 5000 TSMN.

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