NTSB Identification: IAD70AI057
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of PIEDMONT AVIATION INC
Aircraft: NIHON YS-11A, registration: N189P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0007   70/4/6  NR.CHARLESTON,W VA    NIHON YS-11A        CR-  0  0  4  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1652                    N189P               PX-  0  0 21                            55, 12000 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            297 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - PIEDMONT AVIATION,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BECKLEY,W VA               CHARLESTON,W VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           LIGHTNING STRIKE                                         IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - LIGHTNING STRIKE
           AIRFRAME - FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES: RUDDER SURFACES,ATTACHMENTS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                      SNOW, THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      32
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          290                                                       35
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO RUDDER.LANDED AT ARPT WITH NO FURTHER DAMAGE.

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