NTSB Identification: NYC78FA028
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of FLIGHT EXPRESS
Aircraft: BEECH E18S, registration: N180X

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0461  78/2/17    MIDDLETOWN,PA       BEECH E18S          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 2332                    N180X               PX-  0  0  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      40, 8070 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO S-D        2435 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HARRISBURG INTL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MIDDLETOWN,PA               PITTSBURGH,PA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW WINDROWS
           WEATHER - FOG
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - WINDSHIELD,DIRTY,FOGGY,ETC.-RESTRICTED VISION
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          GROUND FOG                                               CALM
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          CALM                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- SINGLE PLT OPN,ENCTRD NEWLY FORMED GND FOG DRG NIGHT TKOF,LNDG LTS ON.UNDETECTED RWY DEV TO L.

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