NTSB Identification: CHI75FET13
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of EXECUTIVE AVIA
Aircraft: CESSNA 340, registration: N4512Q

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4158  74/12/19   FT WAYNE,IND        CESSNA 340          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0047                    N4512Q              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            AGE 24, 1742 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            4 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BAER FIELD
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          FT WAYNE,IND                CHICAGO,ILL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           SYSTEMS - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: ELEVATOR AND ELEVATOR TAB CONTROL SYSTEM
           PILOT IN COMMAND - LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - NOT ALIGNED WITH RUNWAY/INTENDED LANDING AREA
           WEATHER - SNOW
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  PITCH CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1 MILE OR LESS                                           SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       29
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          150                                                       11
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- PLT RPTD CTL PROBLEM,POST ACDNT EXAM AUTOPILOT AND CTL SYS CKD OK.CRASHED ON ARPT NR RWY 04.

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