NTSB Identification: IAD73AI014
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N5557Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0960  73/4/24    CUMBERLAND,MD       PIPER PA-23         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 47, 5000
        TIME - 0805                    N5557Y              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 199 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CUMBERLAND MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CUMBERLAND,MD               JACKSONVILLE,FLA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           WEATHER - FOG
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FAILED TO USE ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               300
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       64
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- PLT TURNED INTO FOG SHROUDED HILL JUST AFTER TKOF FROM RWY INTERSECTION. FORMER MILITARY RATED.

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