NTSB Identification: OAK74AP031
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31, registration: N6565L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0403  74/1/11    NOVATO,CALIF        PIPER PA-31         CR-  2  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 49, 5500
        TIME - 1438                    N6565L              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 500 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - GNOSS FIELD
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SAN FRANCISCO,CALIF         NOVATO,CALIF
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST/LOWER SCATTERED                                  1200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       45
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           80                                                       8
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      SPECIAL VFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- RCVRD 1/13/74.SPEC VFR CLNC OUT OF HAMILTON AFB CTL ZONE.HAMILTON 1455PST WX.FLEW INTO HILL.

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