NTSB Identification: CHI80FET09
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of NILES AIRWAYS
Aircraft: CESSNA 310Q, registration: N55QS

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0320  80/2/15    KENDALLVILLE,IN     CESSNA 310Q         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1507                    N55QS               PX-  0  0  1  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 23, 1552 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            75 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - KENDALLVILLE MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          GRAND RAPIDS,MI             KENDALLVILLE,IN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER LEVEL OFF
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           SYSTEMS - ANTI-ICING,DE-ICING SYSTEMS: EMPENNAGE ANTI-ICING,DE-ICING SYSTEMS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRFRAME ICE
           WEATHER - ICING CONDITIONS-INCLUDES SLEET,FREEZING RAIN,ETC.
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW ON RUNWAY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - NOT ALIGNED WITH RUNWAY/INTENDED LANDING AREA
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      700
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          HAZE                                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- 3/8 TO 1/2IN RIME ICE ON LE R HORIZ STAB,DE-ICER BOOT LEAKED AT PATCHES.2-3IN SNOW ON RWY.

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