NTSB Identification: FTW78FA022
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BEECH D55, registration: N7171N

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0134   78/1/6    EL CAMPO,TX         BEECH D55           CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 59, 3893
        TIME - 1940                    N7171N              PX-  1  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 1374 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - METRO
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          DENISON,IA                  EL CAMPO,TX                  MC ALESTER,OK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: MISSED APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       64
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          140                                                       5
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- ACFT OBSERVED ON 2ND APP AT APPROX 300FT AGL FLYING OVR A/P THEN TURNING LEFT BEFORE IMPACT.

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