NTSB Identification: FTW77FA058
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of INTRACOASTAL S
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N3345L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1562  77/5/31    HOUMA,LA            CESSNA 185          CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 39, 4690
        TIME - 1548                    N3345L              PX-  2  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 90 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - INTRACOASTAL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          HOUMA,LA                    RETURN                       DULAC,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    LANDING: TRAFFIC PATTERN-CIRCLING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - HAIL
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  3000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                           HAIL, RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          HAZE                                                      74
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          270                                                       8
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          BELOW MINIMUMS                                           NONE
        REMARKS- FLOAT PLANE MAKING APP OVER CANAL FOR LNDG IN CANAL.COLLIDED WITH BRIDGE.

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