NTSB Identification: NYC77FA073
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of DOWNEAST AIRLI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N594DE

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1813  77/7/25    ROCKLAND,ME         PIPER PA-23         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 1140                    N594DE              PX-  0  0  5  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      30, 5360 TOTAL HOURS, 550
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - KNOX COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BOSTON,MA                   ROCKLAND,ME
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED WRONG RUNWAY RELATIVE TO EXISTING WIND
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: WET RUNWAY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - HYDROPLANING ON WET RUNWAY
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - RAN OFF END OF RUNWAY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        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                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          FOG                                                      TAIL WIND 158-202 DEGREES
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          210                                                       16
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- FIRST APCH TO RWY INTO WIND ABORTED,LOST SIGHT OF RWY.ANOTHER PILOT RPRTD WIND GUSTING 25-30K.

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