NTSB Identification: CHI73AC074
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of RHODES AVIATIO
Aircraft: BEECH C18S, registration: N1171X

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0497  73/3/16    KEWANEE,ILL         BEECH C18S          CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1255                    N1171X              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            AGE 32, 3490 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            380 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - KEWANEE MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          KEWANEE,ILL                 COLUMBUS,IND
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           COPILOT - IMPROPER OPERATION OF BRAKES AND/OR FLIGHT CONTROLS
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: WET RUNWAY
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SOFT SHOULDERS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      1500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     LEFT CROSS WIND 248-292 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           40                                                      300
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           20                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- RIGHT GR HIT MUD.LEFT GR COLLAPSED.

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