NTSB Identification: CHI74DEM32
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N15922

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3922  73/12/30   BOYNE FALLS,MICH    PIPER PA-32         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0945                    N15922              PX-  0  0  4  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 21, 1785 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            131 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BOYNE MOUNTAIN
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          TOLEDO,OHIO                 BOYNE FALLS,MICH
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  LANDING: ROLL
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PERSONNEL - AIRPORT SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: FAILURE TO NOTIFY OF UNSAFE COND/AND OR FAILURE TO MARK OBSTRUCTION
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW ON RUNWAY
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
           WEATHER - SNOW
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                     290
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           10                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- UNICOM UNATTENDED.ARPT NOT NOTAMED. ACFT LND IN DEEP SNOW.PLT DIDNT CK WITH FSS BFOR LDG.

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