NTSB Identification: DIA69A0025
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N5943Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4650  68/11/18   CHARLOTTESVLLE,VA   PIPER PA-23         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0740                    N5943Y              PX-  0  0  0  CORP/EXEC                 AGE 45, 12000 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 1600 IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CHARLOTTESVILLE
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: INITIAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DISREGARD OF GOOD OPERATING PRACTICE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - FOG
           WEATHER - RAIN
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, IN PERSON
        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                                         RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       56
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          190                                                       6
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           IFR
        REMARKS- PLT ATTEMPTED LDG WITH WX BELOW PUBLISHED APCH MINIMA AT ARPT. WENT BELOW MINIMUM APCH ALT.

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