The size and thoroughness of NTSB accident reports tend to be roughly proportional to the number of fatalities, the cost of the airplane or the incomes of the victims. But there are many exceptions to the general pattern, and the crash of a Piper Arrow near Woodbine, New Jersey, in November 2009 was one. It took only two lives, those of the pilot, 58, and his 12-year-old son. But the investigator in charge documented the accident thoroughly, interviewed a number of witnesses and friends of the pilot, and spoke at length with the pilot's wife. Finally, he included in his report excerpts from the FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook, which discusses emergency procedures for inadvertent VFR penetration into IMC, and the kinds of pilot behaviors and attitudes that lead to such incidents.