NTSB Identification: CHI74DEE32
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N9301J

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3121  73/10/27   ROCKFORD,ILL        PIPER PA-28         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 38, 503
        TIME - 1010                    N9301J              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 242 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - COTTONWOOD
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          HURON,S DAK                 COTTONWOOD,ILL               DUBUQUE,IOWA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           OVERSHOOT                                                LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
           COLLIDED WITH: DITCHES                                   LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND SPEED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED WRONG RUNWAY RELATIVE TO EXISTING WIND
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO INITIATE GO-AROUND
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: WET RUNWAY
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  800
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          FOG                                                      RIGHT QUARTERING TAIL WIND 203-247 DEGREES
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          330                                                       5
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      VFR
        REMARKS- LANDED DOWNWIND ON WET SOD,SLID INTO DITCH

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