NTSB Identification: MKC74AK041
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N6617J

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0373  74/1/26    CHRISTINE,N DAK     PIPER PA-28         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 21, 68 TOTAL
        TIME - 1950                    N6617J              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 15 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MINOT,N DAK                 FARGO,N DAK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - SNOW
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  2600
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          4 MILES OR LESS                                          SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          BLOWING SNOW                                              6
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          340                                                       19
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- ATMTNG LET DOWN THRU CLOUDS NR DEST.CANCELLED VFR FLT PLAN.DARK NIGHT.

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