NTSB Identification: DCA78AA024
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of FRANCISCO CRUZ
Aircraft: BEECH D18S, registration: N500L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2965  78/9/26    SAN JUAN,PR         BEECH D18S          CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1845                    N500L               PX-  5  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 50, 4365 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            46 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SAN JUAN INTL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BORINQUEN,PR                SAN JUAN,PR
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS - VORTEX TURBULENCE
        FACTOR(S)
           INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES - COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT: TRANSMITTERS AND/OR RECEIVERS
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE ON TERMINAL RADAR SERVICE AREA FREQUENCY.

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