NTSB Identification: OAK76AP029
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of SCENIC AIRLINE
Aircraft: CESSNA 402, registration: N52SA

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4111  75/11/30 NR.ELKO,NV            CESSNA 402          CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 31, 5000
        TIME - 0909                    N52SA               PX-  1  0  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      TOTAL HOURS, 2100 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ELY,NV                     ELKO,NV
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - SNOW
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE, ASSOCIATED W/CLOUDS AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     SNOW SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          BLOWING SNOW                                             303
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           25                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- DCND BLO MEA. PLT DIDNT USE AVAIL INST APCH CHART FOR REF. RECOVERY DATE 12/2/75.

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