NTSB Identification: IAD73FLQ28
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N7873G

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1590   73/5/3    KONA,KY             CESSNA 172          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 44, 197
        TIME - 1145                    N7873G              PX-  0  0  2  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 147 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CHICAGO ILL                 ELIZABETHTOWN,TENN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           WEATHER - OTHER
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, IN PERSON
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      2400
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          FOG                                                      290
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           21                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- ENCTRD WORSENING WX ELECTED TO MAKE A CLBG TURN TO THE R.HIT TREES ON MTN AT APRX 3000FT MSL.

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