NTSB Identification: CHI78FEI02
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of FLIGHT EXPRESS
Aircraft: BEECH G-18S, registration: N120ZZ

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3280   77/11/1   CLEVELAND,OH        BEECH G-18S         CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 32, 2440
        TIME - 0450                    N120ZZ              PX-  0  0  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      TOTAL HOURS, 565 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO S-D        NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CLEVELAND HOPKINS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CLEVELAND,OH                DETROIT,MI
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: ON GROUND                              TAKEOFF: RUN
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLIES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PREVIOUS DAMAGE
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO USE OR INCORRECTLY USED MISC.EQUIPMENT
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: WET RUNWAY
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      7000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     LEFT CROSS WIND 248-292 DEGREES
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          160                                                       14
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- LEFT SEAT SLID BACK.PIC WAS UNABLE TO REACH BRAKE PEDALS.WIND GUSTS TO 20K.

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