NTSB Identification: FTW80DA120
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of RIO AIRLINES
Aircraft: DEHAVILLAND DHC-6, registration: N46RA

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2769  80/9/21    WICHITA FALLS,TX    DEHAVILLAND DHC-6   CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1320                    N46RA               PX-  0  0 14  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      28, 2166 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        1053 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - WICHITA FALLS MUN
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          WICHITA FALLS,TX            DALLAS,TX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - GUST LOCKS ENGAGED
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFING RECEIVED-METHOD UNKNOWN
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     HEAD WIND 338-022 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           97                                                      180
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           20                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- TKOF W CTL LOCK INSTLD.PIC REMOVED CTL LOCK BFR IMPACT.WND GSTG 30KTS.

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