NTSB Identification: FTW76AF062
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of FALCON AIRWAYS
Aircraft: BEECH C-45H, registration: N3329G

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1183   76/2/3  NR.LAFAYETTE,LA       BEECH C-45H         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 23, 2875
        TIME - 0542                    N3329G              PX-  1  0  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      TOTAL HOURS, 520 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO S-D        INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - LAFAYETTE REGIONA
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         LAFAYETTE,LA                 PATTERSON,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY LOADED AIRCRAFT-WEIGHT-AND/OR C.G.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CARGO SHIFTED
           WEATHER - FOG
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          PARTIAL OBSCURATION                                      UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          4 MILES OR LESS                                          NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          GROUND FOG                                                45
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          210                                                       3
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      VFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- ENTERED UNK THIN LAYER OF FOG. CRASHED IN SWAMP.DIDN'T UPDATE WEATHER.

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