NTSB Identification: IAD69A0053
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2072Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0634   69/4/4    EMPORIA,VA          CESSNA 172          CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 40, 180
        TIME - 0950                    N2072Y              PX-  2  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 87 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - EMPORIA
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          MIDDLETOWN,DEL              MERRITT ISLAND,FLA           RALEIGH-DURHAM,NC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY WEATHER BUREAU PERSONEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      2000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- RECOVERY DATE 9/1/69. ACFT IMPACTED AT STEEP ANGLE.

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