NTSB Identification: MKC79FCD1Z
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BEECH C-23, registration: N6008J

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0179  79/2/26    MANCHESTER,IA       BEECH C-23          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 56, 136
        TIME - 1235                    N6008J              PX-  0  0  3  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 50 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MANCHESTER MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CEDAR RAPIDS,IA             MANCHESTER,IA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  IN FLIGHT: LOW PASS
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE AND CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - SNOW-COVERED
        REMARKS- PLT MISTAKENED OPEN FLD FOR AIRPORT.STRUCK SNOWPILE WHILE MAKING LOW PASS TO CHECK FLD CONDITIONS

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