NTSB Identification: DCA69A0007
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of U.S. AIR
Aircraft: CONVAIR 580, registration: N5802

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0033  68/12/24   BRADFORD,PA         CONVAIR 580         CR-  2  0  1  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2012                    N5802               PX- 18 12 14                            33, 6701 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1477 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BRADFORD
        OPERATOR - U.S. AIR
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          DETROIT,MICH                WASHINGTON,DC                HARRISBURG,PA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INSTRUMENTS-MISREAD OR FAILED TO READ
           WEATHER - SNOW
        FACTOR(S)
           COPILOT - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    2000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           SNOW SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          BLOWING SNOW                                              11
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          300                                                       15
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- FAP ENCTRD SNW SHWRS,DRG ATMT TO ESTABLISH VISUAL GND RE,PLT DSNDD THROUGH MDA,STRUCK TREES.

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