NTSB Identification: NYC80FA069
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of MERIDEN AIRWAY
Aircraft: CESSNA 401B, registration: N2ST

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2731  80/8/12  NR.TEWKSBURY,MA       CESSNA 401B         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 33, 1650
        TIME - 0937                    N2ST                PX-  1  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 59 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - TEW-MAC
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MERIDEN,CT                 TEWKSBURY,MA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: ELECTRONIC TOWERS                         LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               200
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3/4 MILE OR LESS                                         DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      BELOW MINIMUMS
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- 244DEG TRACK INBOUND FRM VOR,PROCEDURE CALLS FOR 224DEG.HIT RADIO TWR.

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