NTSB Identification: NYC74AN049
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N4978L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3642  73/11/26   LAKE SCRANTON,PA    PIPER PA-28         CR-  1  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 26, 418
        TIME - 2236                    N4978L              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 68 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          PHILADELPHIA,PA             RETURN                       ALLENTOWN,PA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE AND CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  1100
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       44
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           70                                                       5
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- FAILED TO COMPLY W DEP CLNC.LOST COMM,ATMTD DESCENT TO VFR CONDITIONS.HIT WIRES.WX ABE AT 2300EST.

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