NTSB Identification: CHI80FA007
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of RHOADGS AVIATI
Aircraft: CESSNA 310, registration: N1320G

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3146  79/10/22 NR.BLOOMINGTON,IN     CESSNA 310          CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1940                    N1320G              PX-  1  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            27, 4679 TOTAL HOURS, 345
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CENTRALIA,IL                COLUMBUS,IN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED FLIGHT INTO KNOWN AREAS OF SEVERE TURBULENCE
           WEATHER - TORNADO
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
           WEATHER - ICING CONDITIONS-INCLUDES SLEET,FREEZING RAIN,ETC.
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    4000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      61
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          270                                                       15
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- WRECKAGE NR TORNADO WATCH AREA.FUNNEL-SHAPE CLOUD RPRTD NR SITE 1945.RECOVERY DATE 10/23/79.

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