Date & Time: Nov 19, 1970 at 1847 LT
Registration:
N91119
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Burlington – Buffalo
MSN:
207-0081
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
4050
Captain / Total hours on type:
200
Circumstances:
While flying at low altitude, the pilot encountered patches of fog when the single engine airplane hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located in Lewis, NY. The wreckage was found two days later and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.
Probable cause:
Improper IFR operation on part of the pilot who took improper in-flight decisions. The following factors were reported:
- Unwarranted low flying,
- Fog patches,
- Aircraft seen at treetop level prior to impact with mountain upslope.
Final Report:
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