NTSB Identification: DCA79AA008
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of U.S. AIR
Aircraft: FRAKES M298, registration: N29824

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0011  79/2/12    CLARKSBURG,WV       FRAKES M298         CR-  1  1  1  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1300                    N29824              PX-  1  7 14                            30, 4029 TOTAL HOURS, 529
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BENEDUM
        OPERATOR - U.S. AIR
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CLARKSBURG,WV               WASHINGTON,DC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRFRAME ICE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - SNOW
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          PARTIAL OBSCURATION                                       1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3/4 MILE OR LESS                                         SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          NONE                                                     CALM
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- SNOW ON WING & EMPENNAGE SURFACES.CRASHED INVERTED.

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