NTSB Identification: MKC79FA007
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of SMB STAGE LINE
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-3, registration: N41447

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3615   78/12/2   DES MOINES,IA       DOUGLAS DC-3        CR-  0  1  1  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1313                    N41447              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            34, 3900 TOTAL HOURS, 350
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - DES MOINES MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CHICAGO,IL                  DES MOINES,IA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNDERSHOOT                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRFRAME ICE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ICE-WINDSHIELD
           WEATHER - ICING CONDITIONS-INCLUDES SLEET,FREEZING RAIN,ETC.
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          FREEZING DRIZZLE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          FOG                                                      HEAD WIND 338-022 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           18                                                       60
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           14                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- WND GUST 20K.ACFT T/D APPROX 300 FT SHORT OF RNY

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