NTSB Identification: NYC79FA025
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of CATSKILL AIRWA
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N17574

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0913  79/2/24    ONEONTA,NY          BEECH 58            CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1107                    N17574              PX-  0  3  2  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      49, 14700 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        1000 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ONEONTA MUNICIPAL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          NEWARK,NJ                   ONEONTA,NY
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    LANDING: MISSED APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          FOG                                                      LEFT CROSS WIND 248-292 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           40                                                      310
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           5                                                       IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- COLLIDED WITH UPROOTED TREE STUMP AND SNOW COVERED GROUND.

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