NTSB Identification: MKC74DER24
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of EQUITY LEASING
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31, registration: N7486L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4027  73/11/21 NR.GRAND MARAIS,MINN  PIPER PA-31         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1305                    N7486L              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 37, 1366 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            23 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          EDEN PRAIRIE,MINN          GRAND MARAIS,MINN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: INITIAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - TRAFFIC CONTROL PERSONNEL: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ALTIMETER SETTING-INCORRECT
           PERSONNEL - AIRWAYS FACILITIES PERSONNEL: OTHER
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- ATC GAVE ALT SETTING .50 IN HI. MDA ON APCH PLATE LISTED 240 FT LOW. HIT TREES,CONT FLT & LND OK.

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