NTSB Identification: MKC78FA039
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of GATEWAY AVIATI
Aircraft: CESSNA 402B, registration: N87143

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1683  78/5/19    ALEXANDRIA,MN       CESSNA 402B         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 2250                    N87143              PX-  0  1  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            AGE 35, 1460 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            30 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ALEXANDRIA MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ST LOUIS,MO                 GRAND FORKS,ND
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: MISSED APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - FOG
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               700
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       55
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          280                                                       18
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR

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